School of Information Sciences - Library and Information Science Program

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Welcome to the Library and Information Science Program

For more than 100 years, Pitt has been educating the professionals who will lead us through the information age: librarians, information and knowledge managers, archivists, and digital-content managers. As the nature and form of information evolves and becomes more complex with each passing year, the education of its managers becomes increasingly vital.

Our Library and Information Science Program offers an array of graduate degree programs and specializations designed to prepare students for careers in this critical profession. We offer one of the most recognized programs in the nation -- our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

The Doctor of Philosophy Program prepares students for advanced work in research, teaching, and administration. The program will give students the opportunity to gain the skills in teaching or research appropriate for careers at major research universities, teaching institutions, and library systems.

From the faculty who drive our reputation as a top-tier research university to our course work, which is highly relevant to a field that is always changing, the iSchool offers the right environment to prepare you for a successful and challenging career in the library and information science field.

Recognized Program

This ALA-accredited MLIS program is ranked 10th by U.S. News & World Report in the magazine’s 2014 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools."

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Learn More!

The iSchool hosts a number of opportunities for you to explore the LIS program. Attend Information Sessions at the iSchool or online, whichever suits your schedule. More >

Job Opportunities

  • Public librarian
  • Reference librarian
  • Knowledge manager
  • Youth outreach librarian
  • Metadata librarian
  • Digital librarian
  • School media specialist
  • Archivist
  • Electronic resources librarian
  • Academic librarian
  • Medical informatics specialist
  • Children's librarian

SIS is a member of the ISchools Caucus