A major objective of the School of Library and Information Science is to meet some of the continuing education needs of the profession. Accordingly, persons holding master's degrees in library and/or information science from ALA accredited programs are encouraged to apply for admission as non-degree seeking students for reasons of professional development. The number of credit hours of eligibility will be determined by the student's professional needs. Certification admission is available for certified school teachers whose purpose in enrolling is for renewal of certificate only (applicants not intending to seek a master's or specialist's degree) and is typically limited to 6 hours of credit in a five year period. Non-degree admission will be granted only to persons meeting the criteria above: persons holding master's degrees in library and/or information science from ALA accredited programs or certified school teachers who do not intend to apply for a degree in library and information science.
Non-degree applicants submit the appropriate Graduate School application, the $50 application fee, and an official transcript bearing proof of completion of a bachelor's degree or higher. Admission as a non-degree seeking student does not assure or imply admission to degree candidacy in the future. Applicants to degree programs will not be allowed to register as non-degree students in any course in library and information science until their applications are complete and an admission decision has been made.
Students admitted for the non-degree privilege must contact the SLIS Student Services Manager prior to attempting to enroll to determine whether permission for specific course(s) can be granted.