iSchool’s MLIS program re-accredited by ALA


The School of Information Sciences is proud to announce that the American Library Association (ALA) has granted continued accreditation status to the MLIS program. This continued accreditation, issued without conditions on July 1, will be in effect until 2020 when the program will undergo another review by the Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the ALA. The iSchool’s MLIS program has been continually accredited since 1962.

Continued accreditation recognizes the academic excellence of the LIS degree program, assuring students that they will receive a quality education that prepares them to be productive professionals in the library and information science fields.

The ALA has accredited institutions of higher education since 1924. Every seven years, MLIS programs undergo a rigorous self-study and external review to evaluate the mission and goals, curriculum, faculty, admission and recruitment policies, facilities, administration, and financial support of the degree program against the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies. ALA accredits 63 MLIS programs; a process intended to ensure that post-secondary educational institutions and programs meet appropriate standards of quality and integrity.

The School of Information Sciences is pleased to have earned this recognition of the excellence of the MLIS program.