USC's MMLIS, currently offered through the USC Marshall School of Business is no longer enrolling students. The program is currently being restructured and will be offered through USC Bovard College. Enrollment is expected to resume for the Fall 2024 semester. Sign up to receive updates on the program.
As an ALA-Accredited degree program, USC's online Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS), offers a unique experience in the constantly evolving field of library and information science. As the only library and information science degree in the nation to be offered through a leading business school, the MMLIS allows students to explore leadership and management strategies to prepare them for high-level careers. View our MMLIS performance data.
The MMLIS coursework has been designed - rather than adapted - for the online environment. Your curriculum will consist of engaging live sessions and online discussion meant to foster a sense of camaraderie and empowerment throughout your studies. Learn more about the MMLIS curriculum.
MMLIS students have the option to enroll part-time after completing a required full-time enrollment their first semester. This part-time pathway provides students increased flexibility if they work or have other obligations while completing their degree. Part-time students who take over 4 units per semester remain eligible for federal financial aid.
If you already have a master's in library science, we offer the online Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management to help you develop advanced leadership and management skills.
Study leadership tactics geared specifically toward today's library landscape and library science-based professions.
Be a part of a field that is constantly evolving along with modern technology and offers a variety of career choices.
Experience the advantages of the nation's only library science degree program to be offered through a leading school of business.
MMLIS students have the ongoing support of their student support specialist, faculty and staff.
USC's MMLIS online program has received Initial Accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA)
The Marshall School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
If you already have a Master's in Library and Information Science, and you're ready to advance as a leader, we offer a post-master's certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management is designed to help you develop advanced leadership and management skills.
The USC Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) online degree transcends the scope of a traditional library and information science degree program, delivering management strategies to help you define your role as a leader.
Offered through the top-ranked Marshall School of Business, the USC MMLIS provides training in leadership, business and management to help mold the leaders of tomorrow's information culture.
USC is home to an expansive network of 24 libraries and information centers. Within the network is the digital library as well as libraries in medicine, philosophy and the cinematic arts.
The MMLIS program is advised by the CLLM, a one-of-a-kind institution dedicated to leadership development, continuing education and shaping dynamic courses of study at USC.
The MMLIS online degree was designed to provide students with added scheduling flexibility without sacrificing education quality.
The curriculum covers essential facets of librarianship — such as foundations, research, collection development and information technologies — and presents you with opportunities to advance your management and leadership skills through teamwork, communication for leaders and project management. Aligned with the 14 major competencies laid out by the American Library Association, the MMLIS curriculum has been designed to produce library and information management leaders.
Libraries and information organizations of all kinds are vibrant hubs of learning, discovery, teaching, business, and research. The breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to lead dynamic information organizations creates a demand for library leaders who are prepared to manage change and think strategically, all while building new futures on a solid foundation of librarianship fundamentals.
Librarians are information professionals working in dynamic, complex settings. They are engaging and instructive, collaborative and entrepreneurial, with a firm understanding of managing people, collections, technology, and budgets. They are tutors, teachers, mentors, and business professionals. With the wide range of career opportunities, this is a wonderful time to be a librarian.
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. Your professors will engage you in thought-provoking discussion and provide wisdom and mentorship throughout the program.
Aligned with the missions of USC and the Marshall School of Business as well as the ALA's Core Competencies, the Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) online program educates professionals with enterprise-wide perspectives to lead teams, units, and organizations to benefit their communities and deliver value. Through community connections, strategic orientations and flexibility, USC's MMLIS online degree program develops graduates with the potential for success in organizations across our changing profession.