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Ranked Top 10 for Job Placement and Average Salaries and #4 by College Choice

Abundant Opportunities to Build Your Career

The Catholic University of America Library and Information Science community connects emerging information professionals with innovative leaders in the information field. Our students apply classroom concepts in real-world applications and are equipped with the skills needed to succeed as professional leaders. Through our strong ethical training and work with local Catholic organizations, our students graduate committed to service and the philosophy, principles and legal and ethical responsibilities of the field.

Courses of Study

The program offered by the Department of Library and Information Science is structured around a foundation of four core courses that all students take. Students do not formally declare majors; they may choose to concentrate their studies in a pre-designed course of study or work with their faculty advisor to develop their own course of study.

Core Courses
  • LSC 551: Organization of Information
  • LSC 553: Information Sources and Services
  • LSC 555: Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers
  • LSC 557: The Information Professions in Society

Our Programs

Advance Your Career

As the only library and information science master's degree in Washington, D.C., our program offers hands-on experience in courses and practicums at some of the world's leading institutions.

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The D.C. Advantage

Our location in D.C., the world’s information capital, provides unmatched opportunities. We have strong partnerships with local institutions, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, federal agencies like the Department of Justice and the National Institutes of Health, among others. Our students learn and gain practical experience in leading information centers throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

Learn about the D.C. advantage

Our Alumni

Our alumni can be found working in all kinds of institutions. Learn more about where a degree from our program can take you.