The Catholic University of America

Advance Your Training, Advance Your Career

Why Catholic University Is Right For You

  • Hands-on, practical experience with internships and fieldwork
  • Connections with federal institutions, museums, and special information centers
  • Only LIS master’s degree in Washington, D.C.
  • ALA and NCATE accredited program
  • Additional continuing education certificates available
  • Ranked #4 Best Master's Degrees in Library Science by College Choice in 2018

The Catholic University of America Library and Information Science community connects emerging information professionals with innovative leaders in the information field. Our students apply classroom concepts in real-world applications and are equipped with the skills needed to succeed as professional leaders. Through our strong ethical training and work with local Catholic organizations, our students graduate committed to service and the philosophy, principles and legal and ethical responsibilities of the field.

The M.S.L.I.S. degree is highly relevant in today's information-intensive world. 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 M.S.L.I.S. 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.

Post-Masters Study

Librarians and information professionals who already hold the degree may enroll as post-master's students to either take selected courses or to pursue a certificate. Whether you need to take a course for employment reasons, or you just want to stay current, LIS courses can help.

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