What is a MSIS/MLIS degree?

Information is a growing global resource that requires a special set of skills to study, manage, organize, and present in the digital age. The MSIS and MLIS degrees are designed to provide theoretical and practical skills to prepare students to be leaders in the rapidly evolving information field.

The master of science in information studies and the master of library and information science are equivalent terminal degrees, launching students into a number of potential careers in the rapidly expanding field of information. Our degrees provides the tools a student needs to study, manage, and innovate information systems. Students can choose areas of study ranging from traditional information fields including libraries, museums, and archives, to evolving and developing fields including metadata, cybersecurity, electronic records, web usability, big data analytics, information visualization, and digital asset management.

Programs at all three universities, The University of Texas at Austin, San José State University, and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, are  accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).