FSU and Library Science: This is for you!

Howdy Howdy Hey!

Okay, so here’s the deal: I’ve been pulling people into the MLS program and really getting the ball rolling. I email out the details to each person, and I realized it would be much simpler to just make a post for them (and the world at large)! If you arrived here because I got you interested in the MLS program, I welcome you!

Now then! If you’re interested in FSU’s Information Science program, here’s where you start:

http://slis.fsu.edu/

Here’s the program I’m specifically in:

http://slis.fsu.edu/Graduate-Program/Master-of-Science-Degree

To answer your FAQs:

-It is only 36 hours, no thesis required. At three classes a semester (counting Summer A, B and C), you can be finished in a year.

-It can be done completely online, and Florida residents get instate tuition.

-All that is a required is a Bachelors in virtually any degree.

-The degree is what you make of it – it can literally take you anywhere you want to go.

-Other questions? Comments? Observations? Post in the comments below!

I’ll see you in grad school!

Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian

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6 Responses to FSU and Library Science: This is for you!

  1. msnoseinabook says:

    Sweet!

  2. jay says:

    I have a couple of reference questions. First, minimum required gpa? Second, do you have to take the gre?

    • Hi Jay!

      Boy, I haven’t done reference in a bit! The minimum required is a little hazy due to the nature of most applicants. Most people who enter the library field have come into it from another career, bringing all kinds of training and experiences. If a man in his mid 40s with years of work experience decides to change careers and enter the library field, can we really expect to hold him to the same GPA standard of a 20-something who just got their bachelors? I know I couldn’t. I can’t speak for any other schools, but I’ve seen first-hand that FSU faculty is very understanding. I’d wager the worst case scenario would be allowing someone in on probation, i.e. they maintain a 3.0 average for their first school year. As the Conway County Public Library Director, I’m sure you have the work background to get in. The only worry I’d have for you would be out-of-state tuition. If you have a strong Library Friends group/board, getting them to invest in you wouldn’t be a bad idea. I know Alachua County here in Florida subsidizes around 6 credit hours per semester. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

      As for the GRE…as far as I know, it’s mandatory. It’s also way easier than most testing I’ve come across. If you don’t have any GRE test books in your library, now might be the time to order one.

      If you have any particular/special questions, feel free to email me at brashlibrarian@gmail.com and I’ll help in any way I can.

      Thank you for asking such great questions!

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