Virginia-West Virginia Cohort


The University of North Texas Department of Information Science, in collaboration with the Virginia Commonwealth University Library, is offering the Master's of Science in Library Science (LS) or Information Science (IS) to a fifth cohort of students in Virginia and West Virginia. The cohort approach combines intensive on-site instruction and social events with a highly interactive online experience to build and sustain a vibrant learning community.

Onsite instruction includes a four-day institute and a two-day institute, with the remainder of the instruction delivered online.  There will also be various on-site events available throughout Virginia and West Virginia including advising sessions and activities at the Virginia and West Virginia Library Associations. NOTE: Students may begin the program in January of 2018 . They will need to make up the institutes in Texas or in Manchester, NH. 

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science has a long history of providing high-quality programs at sites that are often many miles from the home campus in Denton. In receiving its current accreditation renewal by the American Library Association, the Committee on Accreditation commended the Department for its outreach efforts.

Each of these individuals is committed to the Virginia Cohort and can be reached by e-mail, postal mail, fax, and phone.

Title Contact E-mail
Cohort Director Dr. Phil Turner
Dir., Student Support Services Rachel Hall
Department Chair Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh