Application Deadlines

Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MS/LIS) Program

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials before or on the priority deadline in order to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will be based on a holistic review of all submitted application materials. Scholarship offers will be made at the same time as the offer of admission. We will continue to accept applications until the final deadline date. To promote the academic success of incoming graduate students, we ask that all admitted students accept their admissions offer on or before the deadline listed.

On-campus MS/LIS and MS/LIS Leep:

Priority deadline for spring admission: October 15
 Final application deadline: November 1
 Last day to accept admission: December 1

Priority deadline for summer/fall admission: February 15
 Final application deadline: March 15
 Last day to accept admission: April 15

Leep students seeking admission for Summer or Fall 2016 or beyond, please read more about the establishment of Welcome Weekend.

Master of Science in Information Management (MS/IM) Program

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials before or on the priority deadline in order to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will be based on a holistic review of all submitted application materials. Scholarship offers will be made at the same time as the offer of admission. We will continue to accept applications until the final deadline date. To promote the academic success of incoming graduate students, we ask that all admitted students accept their admissions offer on or before the deadline listed.

On-Campus MS/IM and MS/IM online:

Priority deadline for spring admission: October 15
 Final application deadline: November 1
 Last day to accept admission: December 1

Priority deadline for fall admission: February 15
 Final application deadline: March 15
 Last day to accept admission: April 15

K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure Program

Students interested in earning an Illinois Professional Educator License with a Special (K-12) LIS Endorsement may apply to the K-12 LIS Licensure program after 8 hours of LIS coursework are completed. Deadlines for application for either MS/LIS or CAS students are October 1 for spring semester admission or February 15 for fall or summer semester admission.

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program

CAS students may enter the program in summer, fall, or spring semesters. Applications are due March 15 (summer); June 15 (fall); and November 15 (spring).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

PhD students are admitted in the fall semester. All PhD applicants, including those who wish to receive financial aid, must submit their application no later than December 15.  

If you have specific questions, please contact us by telephone at (217) 333-7197 or (800) 982-0914 or via e-mail at ischool-apply [at] illinois.edu.