Degree and Program Format

Courses for the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program are held weekday evenings and weekends on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The beautiful St. Paul campus is located in the heart of the dynamic Twin Cities metropolitan area, where MLIS students, faculty and staff are conveniently connected to one of the nation's largest and most active public, academic and corporate library communities.

You'll find MLIS classrooms, student meeting spaces and faculty offices in Coeur de Catherine, one of the most recent additions to the campus. Coeur de Catherine, also known as the student center, is home to the University's main library, dining room and a host of other student services.

MLIS courses run 15 weeks during the fall (September-December) and winter (February-May) semesters, as well as summer session. Classes typically meet three or more hours on the weekdays, and may meet less frequently on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Most students complete the MLIS degree in two-and-a-half to three years; students have up to five years to complete the degree.

Prospective students may apply to enter the program during the fall or winter semester.