Library and Information Studies Programs Rank Top in the Nation

According to the latest rankings by the U.S. News and World Report, FSU’s Library and Information Studies program, housed in the College of Communication and Information’s School of Information, placed No. 11 nationally and No. 10 among public universities. FSU’s School Library Media specialty maintained its No. 1 status, and Services for Children and Youth rose four spots to No. 3 in the nation.

“The faculty and staff in the School of Information have worked hard to get provide an outstanding graduate program in Library Studies,” said Larry Dennis, dean of the College of Communication and Information. “These national rankings are a testament to their hard work and commitment to excellence.”

The master’s and specialist degree programs, as well as the professional graduate certificates, are completely online, and courses are typically offered as real-time, synchronous classes. Each online class meets once a week, Monday through Thursday evenings. The many benefits of these online programs include their convenience for working professionals and accessibility from anywhere in the world.

“This improvement of the USWNR ranking of our MSI program demonstrates what we already know: that our faculty and staff are world class, caring, and committed to promoting student success,” said Dr. Kathleen Burnett, director of the School of Information.

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