Cost of Attendance
- 2017-2018 Academic Year per Credit Hour: $1,800
Tuition per Term:
- 2017-2018 Academic Year: $14,400
Scholarship opportunities are available for qualifying students. Please contact you Enrollment Advisor for details.
- Application Fee: $155, non-refundable fee.
- Books/Supplies: Students accepted into the MMLIS program will have the cost of their books covered (a value of approximately $750-1500 per semester).
- Commitment Deposit: $250 (non-refundable, but applicable to tuition)
- Norman Topping Student Aid Fund: $8 per semester.
For additional information about tuition and fees, click here.
The ability to pay for your education is always an important consideration. Many organizations offer tuition assistance to employees and, in some cases, cover 100 percent of tuition costs. Programs and policies vary among employers. Consult your human resources office to learn more about tuition assistance at your organization.
Many options are available to fund your graduate education. The USC Financial Aid Office administers federal and private programs to assist you.
For more information on applying for financial aid, please visit USC Financial Aid.
All students accepted to the MMLIS program will receive a free iPad mini.
To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications.
- Online Application
- $155 Application Fee
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
- Standardized examinations -
GRE or GMAT score not required; however you must show related work experience
To succeed in today’s world of library and information science, individuals should have a strong understanding of how the field has evolved and a leadership philosophy that reflects those changes.
A unique relationship with the Marshall School of Business helps the Master of Management in Library and Information Science online to transcend the average library science degree. This innovative degree program offers management-based course work designed to help forge the field’s next generation of librarian leaders. The MMLIS consists of five 15-week semesters and may be completed in 20 months.
LIM 500: Fundamentals of Library and Information Science (3)
LIM 501: Fundamentals of Library Leadership and Management (3)
LIM 591A: Research and Professional Applications (2)
LIM 502: Collection Development and Management (3)
GSBA 502: Management Communication for Leaders (3)
LIM 591B: Focus: Project Management (2)
LIM 503: Organization, Access and Retrieval of Information (3)
LIM 504: Research Methods in Library and Information Management (3)
LIM 591C: Focus: Business Essentials (2)
LIM 562: Library and Information Technologies (3)
LIM 536: Education and Training (3)
LIM 591D: Focus: Independent Study (2)
LIM 527: Collaboration and Partnerships (3)
LIM 591E: Focus: Internship (or may repeat 591D) (2)
LIM 598: Capstone in Library and Information Management (3)
*Curriculum is subject to change
As a student in the Master of Management in Library and Information Science online program, you have access to the support of an exceptional team of educators. The acclaimed faculty of the Marshall School of Business is an immensely valuable resource, engaging you in thought-provoking discussion and providing wisdom and mentorship throughout the program.
Ken Haycock, Ed.D
Ken Haycock is a research professor and director of graduate programs in Library and Information Management. He holds an Ed.D. (Brigham Young), an MBA (Royal Roads), an AMLS (Michigan) and an M.Ed. (Ottawa).
Dr. Haycock is a leading specialist in Library and Information Science (LIS) education, and has been so recognized by the Association for Library and Information Science and Beta Phi Mu, the honor society. A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Haycock has been honored by many national and international professional and scholarly associations. He was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal for contributions to society and an honorary Doctor of Letters from Capilano University.
His research interests focus on leadership development, advocacy and influence, effective governance and role clarification.
Nancy Hunt-Coffey, M.L.I.S.
Nancy Hunt-Coffey is the Assistant Director of Community Services for the City of Beverly Hills where she directs recreation services and the award winning Beverly Hills Public Library. She has completed all of the coursework for her Ph.D. in Information Studies from UCLA.
Nancy previously worked for the City of Glendale where she worked her way up to the Director of Libraries. She also was the e-government manager for the City of Glendale where she oversaw enterprise software systems deployment and web development.
Nancy is a recent graduate of the Berkeley Executive Seminar and the National Urban Fellows’ America’s Leaders of Change program. Her research deals with the concept of joint relevance, studying the way in which relevance judgments are formed and communicated from one group or individual to another.
Marion Philadelphia, Ed.D.
Dr. Marion Philadelphia is Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication at the Marshall School of Business, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. Prior to teaching she spent much of her professional career in public relations, journalism, and marketing for the entertainment industry.
Mathew Curtis, Ph.D.
Mathew Curtis received his Ph.D. in social psychology from USC. He teaches a wide range of courses at the graduate level from research methods to persuasion and influence and has been the recipient of both teaching and mentoring awards at USC.
USC – Marshall School of Business. Crocker Library, Business Librarian (2 years) Xerox – Research Consultant – (2 years) Provide virtual research and analytic services to sales teams and executives worldwide, including prospecting lists, company profiles and in depth industry and topical research McKinsey & Co., Senior Research Analyst (20+ years) Aerospace, High Tech & Industrial Technology Performed research and competitive analysis on industries, institutions, companies, products and individuals.
Martín J. Gómez is Vice Dean of Libraries at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of California’s largest and oldest private universities. As Vice Dean he is responsible for leading and directing client services, collections and operations for USC’s 23 campus libraries.
Katharin Peter is the Social Sciences Data Librarian for the Von KleinSmid Center Library for International and Public Affairs at the University of Southern California (since 2007). She also serves as the Program Advisor to the USC Libraries Fellowship Program (2013-2015).
Lynn Boyden earned the MLIS degree from UCLA in 1997; since 2000 she has worked as an information architect and user experience designer in a variety of enterprise, academic, consulting and agency settings.
Chimene Tucker received her Master’s of Library and Information Science degree from San José State University. She is the librarian for the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBT) and supports the research needs of the students and faculty.
I am the librarian for the School of Social Work online program at the University of Southern California. My primary responsibilities are embedding information literacy into the fabric of the MSW curriculum and providing instruction for faculty and students in the social work program.
Janine Golden is an Associate Professor in the USC Marshall School of Business. Before joining Marshall, she taught MLS online courses in library management, foundations of library science, the public library, and marketing and advocacy. Her primary area of specialization is the leadership and management of libraries and her research path concerns factors and strategies related to career development success for library emerging leaders, succession planning, employee retention strategies, the mentoring process for individuals interested/involved in leadership and management fields, and the applicability of personality analysis as a career development strategy.
And the librarians, who work so closely with the faculty:
John E. Juricek, Associate University Librarian, has been the Head of the Crocker Business Library and the Accounting Library at the University of Southern California since 2008. John leads a team of information professionals who seek to ensure that all USC students, faculty, staff and alumni make full and efficient use of information resources from books and journals to databases and public web sites.
Students are admitted on a rolling basis for fall, spring and summer semester starts.