School of Information Sciences – The iSchool at Illinois
Online Master of Science in Library and Information Science
Information changes the world.
So can you.
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Online Master of Science in Library and Information Science
#1 library & information science program

Fully Online
Fully Online
Flexibility to learn anywhere.

Customizable curriculum

Six professional pathway options.

Affordable tuition

Sound Investment
A top program at an affordable price.

Fall Application Deadline: December 15

MS in Library & Information Science (MS/LIS)


Consistently ranked as the best program of its kind, the MS/LIS—offered both online and on campus—provides an exceptional professional education. Students gain the skills they need to creatively and effectively manage, analyze, and preserve information. Graduates go on to fill leadership positions in a variety of information settings, including public, academic, and school libraries as well as healthcare, business, and science.

Identify and Land Your Dream Job


With only two required courses, the curriculum is very flexible and can be customized based on career interests. Students work with professors and advisors to identify strengths and build the skills required to meet the needs of employers in that field. The MS/LIS helps you identify your dream job and then positions you for a successful career.

You have the opportunity to choose from six professional pathways at the intersection of people, information, and technology:

  • Archival and special collections
  • Youth and School Librarianship
  • Information organization and management
  • Research and information services
  • Data and asset management
  • Knowledge management and competitive intelligence

Visit the MS in Library & Information Science website to learn more about the program.