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Master of Professional Studies in Library & Information Science
Myriad changes in technology, along with other issues and trends over the past decade, are making it essential for library and information specialists to further their education in order to acquire the skills necessary for career opportunities and growth.
The purpose of a Dominican University GSLIS Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree is to provide library, information, knowledge, archival, and related professionals with the opportunity to
- deepen their knowledge in particular areas of specialized study, and/or;
- undertake broader-based study in areas of interest that may cross disciplinary boundaries.
Either approach will be under the direction and approval of a GSLIS faculty advisor. Students will be able to enroll in relevant courses in GSLIS or the multiple graduate programs supported by Dominican University and, where appropriate and with permission, pertinent graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions. The MPS degree is particularly relevant as a second professional degree for holders of American Library Association-accredited master’s degrees, holders of specialized information degrees, certificated school librarians, archivists educated in other programs, etc. Students enrolled in the MPS program may also earn certificates of advanced study in up to two cognate areas as part of their degree.