Apply to the BAIS/MLIS Accelerated Program

Application Form

Be sure to submit:
 · Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
 · Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages)*
 · Official or Unofficial OU Transcript

Applications will be considered after all items are submitted

*The statement of purpose and goals is a one- to two-page essay stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program. In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in this field, your short and long-term goals, the strengths you would bring to the information profession, and how the OU program will help meet your career and educational objectives. This essay will be included in the evidence on which the admission decision is based.

Applicants may check on the status of their application file in the SLIS office by calling 405-325-3921 or emailing Sarah Connelly ( 

Note:The SLIS Admissions and Scholarships Committee considers applicants for admission only upon receipt of complete application files, including all documents listed above. The various documents do not have to be submitted simultaneously but all parts must be present before admission consideration