Master of Science in Library & Information Science / Archival Studies
St. John’s University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) gives you the knowledge to analyze, evaluate and organize information effectively to enhance information delivery and become an information specialist in the industry and area of your choice. In this program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), you will learn how to analyze, evaluate and organize information to enhance information delivery in your chosen specialty.

Develop a specialty through your choice of concentration in:

  • Academic Librarianship
  • Archival Studies
  • Legal Information Professional
  • Management
  • Public Librarianship
  • Special Librarianship
  • Youth Services

St. John’s M.S. L.I.S. offers an E-portfolio and mentoring program to help students strengthen their ability to secure an advanced position in library sciences. Students can choose from seven unique concentrations of study, benefit from a strong alumni network, and are also eligible for the performance-based O’Connell Scholarship.


  • All applicants to the program must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 grade point average or above
  • A statement of professional purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from each institution you have attended
  • An interview with the program director may be required

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education