Virginia-West Virginia Cohort


The University of North Texas' Department of Information Science offers the Master of Science with majors in Library Science (LS) or Information Science (IS) to a cohort of students in Virginia and West Virginia. Experience the uniqueness of an affordable Master's program that blends online instruction with onsite instruction at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), providing the opportunity to become part of a learning community of students who will begin studies together and finish in 2 years.
 The start dates for the next VA-WV cohort is TBD.               

Virginia Cohort Graduation
Virginia Cohort Graduation

The cohort approach combines intensive on-site instruction at the Virginia Commonwealth University Library, social events, and a highly interactive online experience to build and sustain a vibrant learning community.

Onsite instruction includes a two-day institute and a one-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 State Library Associations.

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 Virginias Cohort and can be reached by e-mail, postal mail, fax, and phone.

Title Contact E-mail
Cohort Co-Coordinators Dr. Agnes Pearcy
  Dr. Phil Turner
Assistant Dir., Student Support Services Rachel Hall
Department Chair  Dr. Jiangping Chen