Programs of Study

The Programs of Study are intended to prepare graduates to succeed in a wide range of positions and information settings in both private and public organizations. They serve as advising guides for students. Each student works with a faculty advisor to create an individualized program reflecting the student's career goals. Information describing typical careers in the information profession and recommended courses for each program are listed below and in more detail via left menu links.

Master of Science Majoring in Information Science (MS-IS)

Archival Studies & Imaging Technology

Provides graduates with the skills needed for production, archival and preservation of records, appraisal, and acquisitions. Also prepares students to work with imaging for archives, museums and libraries.

Health Informatics

Prepares graduates to work with health and medical applications, electronic medical records, clinical research data, health education, e-science, as well as legal and ethical issues concerning health information.

Information Organization

Provides graduates with the necessary skills to organize information for a wide variety of information formats, resources, systems, and environments. Graduates may be responsible for library cataloging, classification, metadata development and use.

Information Systems

Provides graduates with the basic skills and competencies that will enable them to support their organization to gain strategic and tactical competitive advantage. Also prepares students for positions that require technical knowledge and technical skills.

General Program of Study

Prepares graduates to succeed in a wide range of positions in both private and public organizations. Also provides leadership and demonstrates theoretical knowledge of library and information science and their applications in different fields.


Master of Science Majoring in Library Science (MS-LS)

Archival Studies & Imaging Technology

Provides graduates with the skills needed for production, archival and preservation of records, appraisal, and acquisitions. Also prepares students to work with imaging for archives, museums and libraries.

Distributed Learning Librarianship

Prepares graduates to work in an environment that supports distributed learning. Also provides grounding in information and telecommunication technologies that underpin distributed learning, as well as better understanding of copyright and intellectual property issues.

Information Organization

Provides graduates with the necessary skills to organize information for a wide variety of information formats, resources, systems, and environments. Graduates may be responsible for library cataloging, classification, metadata development and use.

Law Librarianship and Legal Informatics

Prepares graduates for careers in law libraries, information organizations using legal information resources and information publishers. Enables law librarians to play key roles in the management of legal information in diverse settings.

Music Librarianship

Prepares graduates for careers as music librarians or information professionals in a music-related or performing arts environment. Graduates will be equipped to assume professional positions and leadership roles in organizations such as academic and public libraries, radio and TV stations, music publishers, orchestras, opera companies, music archives, and conservatories.

Youth Librarianship

Prepares graduates for a career in different library settings including metropolitan, suburban, rural, public and academic libraries where they can provide library services to people who teach and work with youth and youth-related information services.

General Program of Study

Prepares graduates to succeed in a wide range of positions in both private and public organizations. Also provides leadership and demonstrates theoretical knowledge of library and information science and their applications in different fields.