The Department of Library and Information Science offers a 36-credit Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree on campus and online. Accredited by the American Library Association, the program integrates theory and practice and features specializations in school libraries, social media, digital libraries and knowledge management.
U.S. News and World Report ranks the MLIS program #6 overall and #2 for school library media across the nation. Our outstanding and highly cited faculty members are leading scholars in the LIS field. They are nationally recognized for engaging in original research that addresses cutting edge topics in LIS, including social media networks, digital learning environments, human information behavior, data curation and management, archives, and learning and digital youth.
The MLIS program has a flexible and integrated array of courses that prepare graduates for careers in librarianship in academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as in other information professions. Students have ample opportunity to network with area LIS professionals, learn through work experience in a wide-range of internship venues and participate as leaders of our active LIS student organizations.
Learn more about how the MLIS program conforms to the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies and read the Program Presentation prepared for the most recent re-accreditation.
Fall 2013 Advising and Registration
MLIS Info Session
Learn more about applying to the MLIS program. Attend an information session in the SC&I Faculty Lounge, Room 323.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty advising, especially new students and those with any questions about graduation requirements. To make an appointment with your advisor, visit the advising page and click on "LIS Advising for Fall 2013." You will be asked for your University NetID and password.
Fall registration began Sunday, April 7, at 10 p.m. Sign up for classes at the Registrar’s site or via telephone (RTTRS). Fall class offerings can be found on our site, and will be available at the university’s Schedule of Classes site.
Rutgers MLIS Program Earns the Strongest Endorsement Possible from the American Library Association
The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) has voted to grant reaccreditation for the maximum possible term of 7 years to the Master of Library and Information Science program of the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. This decision was made at the Committee meeting on January 23, 2012 at the ALA’s annual meeting in Dallas.