The Catholic University of America

Program Overview

Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS)

The MSLIS degree is highly relevant in the 21st Century. In today's information intensive society, the demand for professionals with the ability to manage information and data and help people navigate the dynamic and changing information environment is very high. Our graduates assist users and organizations in finding information, making sense of information, and using information to support decision making. The roles of information professionals are expanding and becoming more stimulating and rewarding than ever.

Graduates of the MSLIS program might find themselves employed in library settings such as academic or K-12 school libraries. They may work for special libraries serving government agencies, businesses, non-profits, or organizations that make intensive use of information, such as think-tanks. They may work as reference librarians, information architects, managers of information systems, and digital librarians who manage data and information on the internet.

Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Information Technology (MSIT-HIT)

MSIT-HIT program was launched in 2010 with a grant from the United States Department of Labor. This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and manage the information systems that support patient care and research and thereby play an important role in a number of healthcare settings. The field of Health Information Technology is one of the fastest growing in the country, with the Bureau of Labor Statistic predicting 20% growth through 2018.

Post-Masters Study

Students may enroll as a post-master's student to take selected courses or pursue a certificate. Whether you need to take a course for employment reasons, or you just want to stay current, LIS courses can help.