The Catholic University of America

Program Overview

Master of Science in Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.)

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 a 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.