SLIS West supports the three Master's program tracks: Generalist, Archives, and the School Library Teacher Program. We offer a mix of face-to-face, blended, and online courses.

Depending on the area of specialization, program requirements for the generalist track may be completed entirely on the SLIS West Campus, however, many students take a course or two in Boston. Not all courses for the Archives concentration or SLTP are offered at the SLIS West campus. These courses are either completed online or at the Boston campus.

Our increasing number of online courses allow for both flexibility in schedules for busy students as well as increase the number of electives available at SLIS West.


Academic Support

Academic support is available for SLIS West students with a variety of academic needs.

The Center for Academic Achievement provides academic support on the Boston campus and online. The CAA can:

  • advise SLIS West students with study skills and time management
  • connect students with the Writing Center where students can submit papers for review online
  • offer help to students learning English as a Second Language
  • accommodate students with disabilities

SLIS West students looking for a subject tutor for a specific course should contact Terry Plum (terry.plum@simmons.edu) or Johanna Radding (johanna.radding@simmons.edu) for accommodation. Often other students who have taken the course are available for tutoring.


Course Schedules

Course schedules for both SLIS West and Boston courses can be found here.

For a list of courses typically offered on the SLIS West campus please see the SLIS West blog. This list is for planning purposes only, courses listed may or may not be offered on the SLIS West campus. When considering courses students are encouraged to consider all available courses not just those offered at SLIS West.

For SLIS West course sequencing please follow the two classes a semester sequence starting with LIS 401 and LIS 415 during your first semester.

Please contact your advisor or gsliswest@simmons.edu if you have specific questions about SLIS West courses.

If you have questions about registration or schedules in AARC or encounter an issue while trying to register please contact gslisreg@simmons.edu.