Information Science Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Information Science

Program Leading to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Information Science

Program of Study

The program leading to the Certificate of Advanced Study includes a minimum of 30 semester credits of graduate study beyond the master's degree. Within the requirements of the specialty selected and through individualized advisement, a program will be designed for the student utilizing a substantial number of courses within the College and from other relevant departments and schools of the University. The following schools and departments provide supportive courses: School of Business, School of Education, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The program consists of 30 semester credits, divided into three parts:

  1. General requirements of all students (12-18 credits):
    1. IST 701 ProSeminar (3 credits);
    2. IST 702 Directed Readings in Information Science and Policy (subfield specified) (3 credits);
    3. IST 768 Internship (3 credits);
    4. IST 780 Major Research Seminar (3-6 credits);
  2. Specialization courses (6-12 credits). Examples of possible specialization:
    1. Information systems development;
    2. Information resources management for public sector decision making;
    3. Reference and information services;
    4. School media information program administration;
    5. Records and archives management;
    6. Services for special groups;
    7. Indexing and abstracting;
    8. Government information resource management;
  3. Supporting courses (6 credits): As advised from other academic or professional programs.
  4. Comprehensive Examination: Students must pass a comprehensive examination that assesses: a) mastery of their chosen specialization; b) knowledge of major trends and issues in the field; and c) familiarity with research methodologies and priorities.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.