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Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management – Online

Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management – Online

The online LIM Graduate Certificate is uniquely designed for those who already hold a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program and who are looking for advanced leadership and management skills needed to thrive in senior-level roles. This program is a collaboration between the distinguished USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Libraries.

Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Management – Online

Flexible Curriculum

The program consists of six courses, totaling 16 credits and can be completed in as few as two semesters. The online format allows students to fit their post graduate coursework into their busy lives. Our curriculum promotes high level problem-solving and critical thinking skills that can be used to shape the future of library and information management.


Dates + Deadlines

Non-USC Students

For early registration:
- February 1 for fall semester
- September 1 for spring semester
- January 1 for summer term

Final Deadline for non-USC students:
- May 15 for fall semester (April 1 for international students)
- November 1 for spring semester (October 1 for international students)
- March 15 for summer term (February 15 for international students)

International applicants (who are not enrolled in another program at USC) who wish to come to the U.S. to complete this program only must complete the full program in no more than two semesters

Current USC Students
Application deadlines are rolling for current USC students.

We suggest students apply for the term in which they will take their first course for the certificate program. If you’ve already completed units toward the certificate program as part of your MBA or MS degree, you may apply to the next available term. Be sure to carefully read “Combining your current USC program with the graduate certificate” if you are nearing graduation from your primary USC degree.

Each September, applications for the following Spring, Summer and Fall terms are launched. If you don’t see the term for which you wish to apply, try back in September.

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