Accelerated MLIS Program (BA in Information Science & eSociety)

Complete your undergraduate degree and M.A. in Library and Information Science in an abbreviated period of time.

About the Program

Our Accelerated Master's Program allows you to complete a B.A. in Information Science and eSociety and a M.A. in Library and Information Science in an abbreviated period of time! This program is for exceptional eSociety majors desiring to continue as a graduate student to complete an M.A. in Library and Information Science.


Eager eSociety majors wanting to begin a graduate program while an undergraduate can apply to the program in their junior year (once 75 units have been earned). You must have an excellent academic record and the ability to balance an intense program of study.

In order to be admitted the Graduate College as a fast-track Master’s student, you must have earned 90 units and have a 3.3. GPA. Students may APPLY once they have 75 completed units, but cannot be admitted to enroll in graduate courses without 90. 

We recommend that you speak to your academic advisor about your interest in the program early on to begin planning your courses.



Plan of Study

Graduates with a M.A. in Library and Information Science can look forward to starting a career as a librarian or an information specialist. Below are the current concentrations offered with the M.A. degree program. Some concentrations are offered as a graduate certificate program.

  • Academic Librarianship
  • Archival Studies (Certificate)
  • Digital Curation (Certificate)
  • Law Librarianship (Certificate)
  • Legal Information and Scholarly Communication (Certificate)
  • Medical and Community Health Information (Certificate)
  • Public Librarianship
  • Special Librarianship

Graduate College Information 

See Degree Requirements 


Questions can be directed to the School of Information's undergraduate advisor.