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Bachelor's/Master's Accelerated Program

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Bachelor's/Master's Accelerated Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies Accelerated Program is designed for exceptional students who wish to begin earning the MLIS in their senior year of the BAIS program. The program is open to all OU students who qualify.

Eligibility

  1. Students are expected to apply to the BAIS/MLIS accelerated program no later than the first semester of their junior year. Prospective students who do not meet the application deadline will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. 
  2. Students must have a minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA for admission 
  3. GRE scores are not required for admission. 
  4. Students who are not able to successfully complete the accelerated degree program must submit a request for an extension detailing the unusual circumstances justifying the delay in degree completion.

Application Procedures

  • Application Form (pdf)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages) 
  • Official or Unofficial Transcript

Application Requirements

  • No GRE required 
  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA for admission 
  • Students are expected to apply to the BAIS/MLIS accelerated program no later than the first semester of their junior year, although application by the second semester of sophomore year is preferred.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: April 15 
  • Spring: October 15

Send Completed Applications to:

BA/MLIS Applications,
School of Library and Information Studies
401 W. Brooks, Room 120
Norman, OK 73019

General information about Accelerated Degree Programs can be found on the website of OU's Graduate College.