Programs


Ph.D. Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies is a brand new Norman Campus degree and is not available as an online degree. The inaugural class will start in the Fall semester 2018. It requires 90 hours of coursework beyond the bachelor's. Click here for more information: Ph.D. in Information Studies


Master's Degree

The Master of Library and Information Studies is offered at the Norman Campus and the Tulsa Schusterman campus. Many courses are available online or through flexible scheduling (weekends only, or a mix of in-class and online). Please check the individual semester course schedules for information on course offerings. The master's level degree requires a minimum of 36 hours of coursework. Students in the program may complete their degree through one of three options: passing a comprehensive examination, defending a written thesis, or defending a portfolio. Click here for more information: Master of Library and Information Studies.

Career paths for graduates with the MLIS degree.


Master's Dual Degrees

Dual degree programs allow students to pursue degrees simultaneously in two fields of study. To obtain a dual degree, the student must satisfy the admission, course, and examination requirements of both programs. Some of the courses will count towards both fields, so the dual master's takes fewer credit hours to complete than doing two separate master's. While a student may do a dual master's with any two departments that agree to participate, MLIS students have most commonly chosen the History of Science as their second field. Click here for more information: MLIS/MA in History of Science. This Graduate College page has official information about dual degrees (scroll down to find it).


Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies

The graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour (four course) program that provides a focused specialization and an indication of expertise in archival theory and practice. To learn more about the graduate certificate, click here.


Start your Master's while finishing your Bachelor's!

The Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies Accelerated Program is designed for exceptional students who wish to being earning the MLIS in their senior year of the BAIS program. The program is open to all OU students who qualify. Click here for more information: Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies Accelerated Program.


Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws courses from a variety of departments and schools. This program is offered on the Norman campus and may also be completed online (computer and Internet access required). This degree requires a minimum of 54 semester hours, including 18 Information Studies core course hours, 21 major requirement hours, and 15 hours of major support courses. Students must also complete the Arts and Sciences General Education requirements, for a total of 120 hours. Click here for more information: Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies.

Career paths for graduates of the BAIS program.


Undergraduate Minor

The Information Studies minor, offered beginning June 2012, gives students from diverse undergraduate programs the opportunity to learn about information, technology, and the immeasurable importance of information literacy in the modern world. In the information age, all professions are driven by the creation, use, and transfer of knowledge. The Information Studies minor focuses on how information impacts and is influenced by societal issues, governmental regulation, policy, and economics, as well as I.T. systems design, implementation, and management. This minor requires 18 hours, including four required courses and two elective courses chosen from any of three topics. Click here for more information: Information Studies Minor.