Admissions Information


There are a number of scholarship and job opportunities for MLIS and BAIS students on the Norman and Tulsa campuses. Click here for further information: Funding.

Academic Common Market

Arkansas residents may attend the University of Oklahoma to obtain their Master's in Library and Information Studies degree while paying Oklahoma in-state tuition rates due to the Academic Common Market cooperation. To find out more: General information, about the academic common market; list of OU eligible programs

University Admissions 

Admissions Information by Degree

Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)

A master's degree from an American Library Association accredited LIS program is the gold standard credential for seeking jobs in a variety of library and information fields. The master's program at OU is fully accredited (continued accreditation) and is an excellent choice for your graduate education. For application information click here: Admissions Requirements.

BAIS/MLIS Accelerated Program

Designed for OU BAIS majors who intend to go on to complete the MLIS master's degree, this program allows undergraduate students to earn credit hours towards their master's while they are still completing their bachelor's. Applicants will generally be OU juniors. For more information click here: Accelerated Program Admissions Requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies (BAIS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies (BAIS) at the University of Oklahoma prepares  graduates who are versed in creating links between people and technology in the workplace. They are negotiators, intermediaries, and facilitators who enable communication and problem solving through designing and implementing technological solutions for their organizations. Click here for an overview of the BAIS major.

Already an OU student? Changing to the Information Studies major is easy! Click here.

Declare an Information Studies Minor

Students may pursue an undergraduate minor in Information Studies. Click here for more information: Information Studies Minor.