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Simmons University

School of Library and Information Science

Boston, MA

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Simmons University

Overview

Simmons University / School of Library and Information Science is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts (MA/MFA)
Master of Arts/Master of Arts (MA/MA)
Master of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching (MA/MAT)
Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
Master of Science (MS) Library and information science Archives management
Master of Science (MS) Library and information science Cultural heritage
Master of Science (MS) Library and information science Information science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Library and information science School library teacher
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Library and information science
(Certificate) Library and information science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 300
Doctoral Degrees 10
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE when applicants' GPA is below 3.0 for all degrees
Thesis Optional
Capstone project experience
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MTEL
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
36 credit hours

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

533
Applied
521
Accepted
268
Enrolled
98%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE when applicants' GPA is below 3.0 for all degrees
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, current resume or curriculum vitae, college transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MTEL
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, personal statement, resume, recommendations, master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$41,190
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

848
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.13%
Black or African American 1.77%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.71%
Unknown 7.9%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

62
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 34
Male (16)
Female (46)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Archives and social justice, information-seeking behavior, information retrieval, organization of information, cultural heritage informatics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 300 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115
United States
Contact Dr. Eileen G. Abels
Dean
Phone: 617-521-2869

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