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 also most distinctive.
Our work is situated within the context of NYC arts, culture and technology communities, and all of our courses are offered face-to-face in Manhattan, which adds up to unique learning experience. Our graduates go on to have successful careers in the information field. Some findings from our graduating student survey and alumni survey include:
99% of graduates agree or strongly agree that the program faculty are effective teachers.1
95% of graduates agree or strongly agree that Pratt School of Information offered a quality program that prepared me to work in the information professions.2
90% of graduates are employed when surveyed 9-months after graduation.3
Who will you become? Between 2014 and 2017, 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.
Debbie Rabina, PhD
1Graduating Student Survey AY 2016/2017, N=64 respondents
2Graduating Student Survey AY 2017/2017, N=62 respondents
3Average employment rate from AY 2013/2014 through 2015/2016 Alumni Survey, N=140 respondents.