The Catholic University of America

Post-Masters Study

The continuing education program is designed to offer librarians, archivists, and information specialists the opportunity to update and expand their professional competencies and skills.

Taking courses post-masters

Regardless of when your master's was earned, you may enroll as a post-master's student to take one or more selected courses. Whether you need to take a course for employment reasons, or you just want to stay current, LIS courses can help. Take a look at the Course Catalog, and see what catches your eye.

Post-Masters Certificate

Students may enroll in the post-master's certificate program which culminates in an advanced certificate in library and information science. This program consists of 24 graduate semester credit hours, six of which may be taken in related disciplines. Course selection is at the discretion of the student, so you can customize the program in any way you choose.

In this program, the student also may choose to register for an independent study to investigate a particular problem under the direction of a full-time faculty member. Arrangements for independent studies must be made with the instructor well in advance of registration.

Advanced Certificate Program in Library Leadership and Management

A joint program of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies and Library and Information Science, the Advanced Certificate Program in Library Leadership and Management is intended for librarians who have completed their Masters, but have found themselves in management positions or feel they need competency in management to advance in their careers. It offers the management education librarians may have missed in Library School, and it is specifically designed with the needs of working librarians in mind.

It is flexible and customizable to meet the needs of Librarian—Managers in all sectors of the profession: higher education, public librarianship, school library media programs, specialized information and knowledge services, and those working in nontraditional information services roles.

The Advanced Certificate requires 18 credit hours, consisting of the following 6 courses:

How to apply

See the Admissions webpage for information on how to apply.