474
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of South Carolina / School of Library and Information Science is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Specialist)
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
(Certificate)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 164
Other Advanced Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
End of program portfolio
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GTE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

294
Applied
201
Accepted
122
Enrolled
68%

Applying

40
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 Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Doctoral Degree Exam GTE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 75

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

474
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.48%
Black or African American 5.91%
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 0.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.81%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time (12)
Part-time (4)
Male (7)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Information technology management, distance education, library services for children and young adults, special libraries
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Samantha Hastings
Phone: 803-777-7000