Columbia, SC
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
83%
17%
student ratio
474
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
68%
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Information Studies Specialist
      Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
      Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 164
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 9
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees End of program portfolio
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 294
    • Accepted 201
    • Acceptance Rate 68
    • Enrolled 122
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 15th Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test or MAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesGTE, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesGRE General Test or MAT
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students474
    • Female Percentage83%
    • Male Percentage17%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students474
    • Part-time Percentage73%
    • Full-time Percentage27%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino1%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian84%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races9%
    • Unknown or International Student0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty16
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchInformation technology management, distance education, library services for children and young adults, special libraries
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Library and Information Science

College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208
United States

Dr. Samantha Hastings

Ms. Tilda Reeder


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