Libraries play a pivotal role in our communities—providing a range of services that promote equity and literacy, and a safe space for learning and inspiration. Throughout your career in this field, you’ll help people, solve problems and promote the power of information.
At Syracuse University’s iSchool, you’ll gain the skills you need to take on this challenge. You’ll learn to promote equal access to technology, foster digital literacy and help underserved populations. You’ll prepare to become a leader in your organization. And you’ll change how people and organizations use libraries and information resources for the better.
Designed to prepare you to be an effective library and information science leader, the online MLIS curriculum gives you two options for customizing your education and gaining specialized skills:
Choose a professional pathway and focus your program on User Services and Community Engagement, Data Curation and Services, Organization and Management of Information and Knowledge, Children and Youth Services, Digital Information Systems or Information Research and Analytics.
Earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science, Information Security Management, Enterprise Technology Leadership or School Media without taking any extra classes.
If you’re passionate about working with school-age children, the iSchool offers an MLIS: School Media program. Through this specialized curriculum, you’ll learn to teach digital and traditional literacy at the K-12 level by mastering a range of multimedia platforms and tools to help students succeed.
Start Your MLIS Journey
Earn your MLIS online in as few as 18 months and make a difference in your community or organization.
Receive Personalized Support Through Our iSchool Community
No matter where you live, you’ll have the support of our community of expert faculty, passionate students and hardworking alumni that include academic librarians, data scientists, archivists and school media specialists.
This dedicated community support comes in the form of one-on-one sessions with professors, internship opportunities that give you hands-on work in the field and access to networking events with connections to our worldwide iSchool alumni network.
“Before I applied for the Syracuse LIS program, I had reached my ceiling at my job with the level of education I previously had. But even before I’ve graduated, I have been able to leverage my experience and the new insight I learned through the program into a professional librarian position.”
MLIS Program, Class of 2019, Research Librarian, Henderson County Public Library
You can choose from four cohort start dates. We are currently accepting applications for the April 2022 cohort:
Early Priority Deadline
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Apply now by submitting your resume, transcripts, two letters of recommendations and a personal statement about why you want to pursue your MLIS at Syracuse University. No GRE scores are required to apply. Review our application requirements and connect with our admissions team to learn more.
Explore How an MLIS Degree Can Propel Your Career
Earn your master’s degree in library science online from Syracuse University.
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