USC Marshall Advantage

The Marshall Edge

As the nation’s only library and information science online programs housed within a top-ranked business school, the USC MMLIS and LIM Certificate programs are unlike any other.

The USC Marshall School of Business has the resources, faculty and prestige required to mold you into a leader for tomorrow’s information culture across a vast array of professional roles and settings.

The USC Libraries

If you’re going to pursue an advanced library science degree, shouldn’t you do it through an academic institution standing at the forefront of library science?

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 our digital library. The MMLIS and LIM Certificate online programs tap into these resources, in conjunction with the Marshall School of Business, to give students an education that is uncommon in many of today’s library and information science programs.

Superior Flexibility

The USC Library and Information Science Online programs were designed to provide students with added flexibility without sacrificing education quality.

The online programs offered by the University of Southern California have been specifically designed to instill students with the advanced management and leadership skills necessary to thrive in high-level leadership with the added flexibility of the 100% online platform.

ALA Membership

MMLIS students receive 1-year complimentary membership to the American Library Association (ALA)

As the oldest and largest library association in the world, the ALA works to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

The Center for Library Leadership and Managment

The MMLIS and LIM Certificate programs are informed by the Center for Library Leadership and Management (CLLM), a one-of-a-kind institution dedicated to leadership development, continuing education and shaping dynamic courses of study at USC.

CLLM at USC provides community and enrichment opportunities for senior leaders representing libraries of all disciplines. The CLLM at USC board of directors also helps to determine research priorities, which include research studies in leadership and links to relevant research studies for library professionals.

Advisory Board

The board of directors for the University of Southern California Center for Library Leadership and Management also serves as the advisory board for the MMLIS and LIM Certificate programs.