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MS in Library & Information Science

Program Mission Statement

The mission of Drexel’s Master of Science in Library & Information Science (MSLIS) program is to integrate information technology, professional knowledge and experiential learning and prepare our graduates to lead and innovate in libraries and information organizations of all types.

Program Description

Drexel’s MSLIS program emphasizes scholarship, teaching, and practical experience in libraries and corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and other information intensive environments. Our program takes an interdisciplinary and technology-infused approach to information and its application to everyday opportunities and challenges. As one of the oldest continuously operating library and information science (LIS) programs in the United States, Drexel’s program builds on founder Anthony J. Drexel’s vision of “a University with a difference.” Our students learn to create, use, protect, organize, manage, curate, analyze, retrieve and disseminate information in multiple media across the wide range of information domains. As graduates, they help advance knowledge, embrace lifelong learning, manifest social responsibility and community outreach, improve society as global citizens, and lead the LIS field as practitioners and scholars.

Master's in Library & Information Science Program Features

  • Courses taught by top-tier researchers and professionals from all aspects of the information sciences
  • Teaches subject knowledge in areas such as information literacy, responsible citizenship and ethical reasoning, as well as “soft skills” including communications, critical thinking, leadership, customer service, professional practice, personnel management concepts, etc.
  • Provides a closer connection to information work through a capstone project, ensuring that students have practical work experience by the time they graduate and are prepared to enter the workforce at a professional level
  • Students may pursue a dual degree program by combining the MSLIS with any other CCI graduate degree program
  • Students of the MSLIS program are prepared to work in information organizations of all types – from libraries, to archives, to corporations and government agencies
  • Accredited by the American Library Association since 1924
  • Consistently highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, who also rated the College in the following specialty areas (2017): Information Systems (4th), Digital Librarianship (7th) and Services for Children and Youth (7th)


  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • On Campus
  • Online

MSLIS Course Requirements & Descriptions

Please visit our curriculum page for more information on course requirements and descriptions.

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Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for admissions deadlines and requirements for the MSLIS program.