Pratt School of Information students in the classroom

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 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 Head of Teen Services
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
American Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Hall
Chicago Film Archives
Leo Baeck Institute
The Frick Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morgan Library & Museum
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
New York Botanical Garden
Rockefeller Archive Center
Whitney Museum of American Art

ABC-Disney Television Group
Audible, Inc.
Boston Consulting Group
Cleary Gottlieb
Gap, Inc.
Hook & Loop
Ogilvy & Mather
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Winthrop Group

Criterion Collection
Library Journal
New York Times
Village Voice
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Artist Studios and Artist Foundations
Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation
Keith Haring Foundation
Rosler Studio

Colleges and Universities
Barnard College
Bates College
Columbia University
Fordham University
City University of New York
The Juilliard School
Long Island University
New York University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Memphis
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Wellesley College
Yale University

Public Libraries
Baltimore County Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library
Madison Public Library
New York Public Library
Queens Library

American Civil Liberties Union
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Kennel Club
The Grolier Club
Metropolitan New York Library Council
Sesame Workshop
Wildlife Conservation Society

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 statisticsYou can also read about our faculty, alumni, and history in these recent news articles:

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Questions? For admissions inquiries, please contact Graduate Admissions at 718.636.3514 or For all other inquiries, contact the School of Information at 212.647.7682 or 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