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 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
Carnegie Hall
Chicago Film Archives
Leo Baeck Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
The Frick Collection
New York Botanical Garden

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

Criterion Collection
Library Journal
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
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 Pittsburgh
Yale University

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

American Civil Liberties Union
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Kennel Club
The Grolier Club
Metropolitan New York Library Council
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 statistics.

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Program Coordinator
Debbie Rabina, PhD

Questions? Request more information and contact us at or 212.647.7682.

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.