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Master of Library and Information Science / Nonprofit Management Certificate

The Dual Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Nonprofit Management Certificate, offered through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is designed for students who are enrolled in the MLIS program and wish to obtain organizational management skills through the certificate. The Dual-MLIS and Nonprofit Management Certificate program is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like exposure to nonprofit sector and nonprofit management issues but who do not wish or need to pursue a degree in nonprofit management.

Getting Started

Students should apply to both programs, preferably within the same academic year. Application deadlines for the SPEA certificate programs are May 15 for the fall semester, September 15 for the spring semester, and March 15 for summer sessions.

Degree Requirements

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Students must complete LIS S500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession. This course is required the first semester for all MLIS

Library and Information Science Requirements

Public and Environmental Affairs Requirements

  • SPEA V525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector
  • SPEA V526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
  • SPEA V522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations


One additional SPEA V course approved by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Graduate Program Director.