Library and Information Science, Master | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
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Library and Information Science

12 months
43000 USD/year
43000 USD/year
25360 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. The role of information professionals has changed dramatically as the volume of available information has increased and technology for information creation, storage, search and retrieval has advanced. 


The ability to manage the growing array of information tools has led to new opportunities for those who want to work in the information field, a discipline which bridges the management of both traditional and emerging information sources. 

Career Prospects

The Library and Information Science program from the University of Pittsburgh, which is accredited by the ALA through 2020, is designed to anticipate changes in the information environment and to educate the next generation of creative and entrepreneurial information professionals who can serve in a wide variety of capacities and in various settings.

Information professionals are the human element that connects people, information, and technology. The MLIS degree program provides a strong grounding in the skills, knowledge, and ethical practices of the information professions to prepare graduates to serve as critically reflective and actively engaged experts in the broader role of information in culture and society.  

We encourage the development of creativity, professionalism, and proactive attitude to meet the needs of various clienteles. Our graduates have careers not only in the library, archive and museum settings, but in government, corporate, non-profit, and entrepreneurial environments as well.  The MLIS program will prepare a diverse population of graduate students to make a difference in their communities through a rewarding and forward-thinking career path.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Lifecycles of Data and Information 
  • Data and Information in Systems 
  • The Information Professional in the Community 
  • Identifying Information Needs of Knowledge Organizations
  • Implementing Solutions for Knowledge Organizations
  • Integrating Solutions for Knowledge Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Predictor Test Scores
  • Resume
  • A statement of no more than 500 words that includes the following elements: Outlines your career goals; Reflects on your relevant work experience in libraries, information centers, or other relevant environments; Highlights your relevant experience using information technology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    43000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    25360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25360 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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