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.
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.
The M.S.L.I.S. degree is highly relevant in today's information-intensive world. Our graduates assist users and organizations in finding information, making sense of information, and using information to support decision making.
Joint-degree programs provide students with the opportunity to combine work in two disciplines in order to acquire competence in specialized areas of library and information science.
Library and Information Science focuses on data, information and knowledge and their use to improve people’s lives and the betterment of human society.
The continuing education program is designed to offer librarians, archivists, and information specialists the opportunity to update and expand their professional competencies and skills.
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.
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