Accredited Online Library Science Programs

Since I’m currently unemployed and looking into online Masters in Library and Information Science programs, I had enough time on my hands to create a list of ALA accredited (American Library Association) fully online Library Science programs. I created this list as a resource to use to compare costs, US News and World Report rankings, as well as concentrations offered, and admission requirements. As I could not locate a similar list online, I’m sharing mine. Hopefully, to prevent any other aspiring librarians from spending a weekend digging through advertising to find the basic practical information.


The list is current as of September of 2016. It will not be updated regularly. All costs listed are for out-of-state tuition only. Costs do not include fees which may be substantial. All cost information was taken directly from the college admission websites for each particular school. For convenience, I’ve input all program websites as hyperlinks of that school’s name. Click the school name to visit that school’s website for additional information and verification.

(I will not be held liable for any errors or omissions. This is meant as a helpful tool to provide prospective students with rough estimates of basic tuition costs. You are solely responsible for verifying all information including all costs.)

Full Excel Spreadsheet: ala-accredited-online-mlis-programs

Other Helpful Resources:

ALA Guidelines for Choosing a Masters Program in Library Science

Alliterative Aly’s Pinterest Board: Masters Library Science

US News & World Report: Best Online Programs

US News & World Report: Library and Information Studies



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