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Program Details

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Master of Library and Information Science ideal for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in this field.  This completely online degree program includes support services that have been carefully created to provide a learning environment through virtual access to the university’s comprehensive digital library, to a wide range of instructional materials, and to academic advising.  Pitt Online is nationally-recognized for quality in its graduate professional programs.

The MLIS is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in two years.  Core courses include: Understanding Information, Organizing and Retrieving Information, Introduction to Information Technology, and Managing Libraries and Information Centers in Changing Environments.  Eight electives courses are chosen from the following: Legal Issues in Information Handling, Information Ethics, Library and Archival Preservation, Resources for Children, Resources and Services for Adults, Resources for Young Adults, History of Children’s Literature, Reference Resources and Services, Government Information Resources and Services, Health Consumer Resources and Services, Health Sciences Resources and Services, Applications in Medical Informatics, Technology in the Lives of Children and Youth, Information Architecture, Digital Libraries, and Database Design and Applications.


Bachelor's degree

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education



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