M.Sc. On Campus

Library and Information Science

Syracuse University

12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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As part of the School of Information Studies, the Library and Information Science (LIS) program provides thorough grounding in the knowledge, skills, and values of librarianship within the context of an interdisciplinary faculty. The Library and Information Science program is offered by Syracuse University.


Key facts

It includes educational opportunities beyond formal coursework through one-on-one interaction with the faculty; hands-on learning in libraries and information centers; exposure to leaders in the profession; and direct participation in research projects. The program is offered in both campus and distance learning formats and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. 

Our Library and Information Science program at Syracuse University graduates librarians who are prepared to assume leadership roles in the libraries, information centers, and the broader information environment.

Three themes run through the LIS curriculum:

  • Focus on the users of library and information services. Keeping the needs of users-and potential users-of library and information services in the foreground is a fundamental value of librarianship.
  • Use technology to provide exemplary library and information services. Librarians need to be able to use technology effectively to provide quality library and information services.
  • Manage information services and systems. Librarians in the 21st century must be competent managers of information, capable of innovation, efficiency, and leadership to meet the needs of their clientele.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Library and Information Profession 
  • Information and Information Environments 
  • Reference and Information Literacy Services 
  • Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment 
  • Information Resources: Organization and Access 
  • Management Principles for Information Professionals 
  • Information Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate program application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Academic credentials
  • Personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Exam scores
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (cv)
  • Video submissions (optional)
  • Financial documents
  • Additional application submission instructions
  • Ischool success and employability policy for international students

Tuition Fee

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    31212 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 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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