About USC

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities.

An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

About the Marshall School of Business

The USC Marshall School of Business is widely regarded as a leader in innovation and cross-cultural academia, making it the perfect choice for our prestigious programs. Unlike other library and information science programs, the Master of Management in Library and Information Science & the Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management programs provide training in leadership, business and management to help mold the leaders of tomorrow’s information culture — not just in libraries, but in museums, businesses, government agencies, medical centers and a vast array of other professional settings.

The USC Marshall and USC Libraries Partnership

A unique relationship between the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Libraries helps the MMLIS and LIM Graduate Certificate programs transcend the typical library and information science program. These innovative programs offer management-based coursework designed to help forge the field’s next generation of library and information leaders.

The University of Southern California is home to an expansive network of 24 libraries and information centers. Within the network are libraries of medicine, philosophy and the cinematic arts as well as digital preservation. The MMLIS and LIM Certificate online programs utilize this expansive network in conjunction with the Marshall School of Business to give students an education unlike many of today’s library and information science programs.

Accreditation and Rankings

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).

In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC #21 among the top colleges in the country.

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).