Pratt Institute School of Information’s Master of Science in Library and Information Science program prepares students to become librarians, archivists and other information professionals. We are not only the oldest Library and Information Science program in North America (since 1890) but one of the most distinctive.
We foster an experiential learning environment that specializes in information in the context of arts, culture and technology. We are committed to teaching and learning in a face-to-face environment, with all of our classes offered from our Manhattan headquarters. Our graduates go on to have successful careers in the information field. Some findings from our graduating student survey and alumni survey include:
97% of graduates would recommend Pratt School of Information to a friend, colleague, or family member interested in pursuing a Master’s degree.1
100% of graduates are employed when surveyed nine months after graduation.2
Who will you become? Between 2014 and 2020, a selection of job titles obtained by MSLIS graduates include:
|Archivist||Art Digitization Project Manager|
|Digital Archivist||Digital Asset Specialist|
|Digital Initiatives Librarian||Emerging Technologies Librarian|
|Library Director||Metadata Specialist|
|Photo Archivist||Reference and Genealogy Librarian|
|Registrar||UX Researcher and Strategist|
|UX/UI Designer||Young Adult Reference Librarian|
Where will you work? A selection of institutions and organizations in which these jobs were obtained include:
Museums, Historical Societies, and Cultural Organizations
Artist Studios and Artist Foundations
Colleges and Universities
Pratt’s MSLIS program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) with the status of continued accreditation. The program has been accredited by ALA since 1924, the first year ALA accreditation was introduced. For more information, we invite you to explore our curriculum and degree requirements, program concentrations, and key statistics.
Questions? For admissions inquiries, please contact Graduate Admissions at 718.636.3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries, contact the School of Information at 212.647.7682 or email@example.com. For more information, you may also request a catalog and sign-up to attend an information session.
1MSLIS Graduating Student Survey AY 2017/2018, N=66 respondents, 100% response rate
2MSLIS Alumni Survey, graduates from AY 2018/2019, N=33 respondents, 54.8% response rate