Program concentrations help MSLIS students build high-level knowledge and skills in specific areas of the information field. Students may closely follow a concentration or take a more customized approach. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to help them plan their program of study.

Data Analytics, Research, and Assessment
Learn how to examine trends in user behavior and technology use, identify problems, explore solutions, and choose the best course of action for clients and organizations.

Digital Cultural Heritage
Apply techniques for digital curation, preservation, digitization, and digital asset management while gaining a deep understanding of the GLAM field (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums).

Libraries and Academic/Research Contexts
Develop expertise in text/data sources, user services, and information/communications technologies for research-intensive environments such as academic/research libraries, civic society, NGOs, and government agencies.

Literacy, Education, and Outreach
Explore ways that education in libraries and cultural institutions can help support the needs of individual learners and foster a sense of community. 

Rare Books and Special Collections
Get hands-on experience with rare books and special collections, from traditional practice to digital contexts and applications. 


In addition, the MSLIS degree can be completed while earning any of the following advanced certificates: