Announcing Select LSU Online Programs

In fall of 2020, SLIS will start offering its archival studies and records and information management programs through LSU Online. These include the Master of Library & Information Science in Archival Studies, the Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies (CARST), and the Graduate Certificate in Records & Information Management (CRIM). The decision was part of an assessment of how to best meet the needs of our current and future students.

About the Programs

By partnering with LSU Online, these programs will be available to a larger audience at an affordable flat rate of $485 per credit hour. This rate includes all fees, and is available to both Louisiana and non-Louisiana residents. Students in the SLIS LSU Online programs will complete courses in a half-semester format, thereby allowing students to focus on a single topic at a time and take courses in a specified sequence. Additionally, six credits during a semester, or 1 course per half-semester, is considered full time enrollment for LSU Online. LSU Online offers students a premium level of support through its enrollment and learning concierges who help guide students from admissions to graduation. Students interested in the archival studies programs may begin six times per year. RIM students will have a fall and spring start date for the 2020 academic year, and expand to six start dates for 2021. As a result, students may also graduate six times per year.

Students outside of the archival studies and RIM programs will see no change to their programs of study. They will still have access to archival studies and RIM courses as electives, but they will be mainly in half-semester formats. Limited offerings of the half semester format will only by offered to students within the archival studies and RIM programs for the 2020 semesters. The website will be updated as more information becomes available.

View the following video for an explanation of the transition.


More Information at LSU Online

Online Graduate Certificate in Archives Studies

Online Graduate Certificate in Records & Information Management

Online Master of Library & Information Science


Dr. Edward Benoit, III

About SLIS

The School of Library and Information Science, or SLIS, awards the Master in Library and Information Science, or MLIS, degree and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies, Records and Information Management, and School Librarianship. SLIS also offers an undergraduate minor in Digital Studies and a Communication-Intensive undergraduate general education course.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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