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Admissions Criteria

  • Undergraduate Degree
    • A (four-year) bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any major. There are no course prerequisites to enter the LIS Program as long as the applicant has a bachelor’s degree.
  • Scholastic Ability
    • Evidence of above average scholastic ability and promise for successful graduate study, shown by graduation with a “B” (3.0) average or higher.
  • Professional Promise
    • Evidence of professional promise as shown in two letters of reference submitted with official UHM MLISc Recommendation Forms [see Application Procedures: 2(b)].
  • Graduate Record Examination
    • GRE General Test scores are recommended but no longer required. Subject area questions are also not required.
  • Computer Literacy
    • Basic computer literacy as evidenced from computer courses for credit, non-credit workshops, or a non-classroom environment.
  • International Students
    • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • English language competency as evident by a minimum score of 600.

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