Accelerated M.A. Program

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 graduate as soon as possible with both an undergraduate and graduate degree can apply to the program in their junior year. 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.

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

See admission requirements 

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 Information Management (Certificate)
  • Law Librarianship (Certificate)
  • Legal Information and Scholarly Communication (Certificate)
  • Medical and Community Health Information (Certificate)
  • Public Librarianship
  • Special Librarianship

See degree requirements


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