M.Sc. On Campus Online

Library And Information Science

24 months
1345 USD/credit 24210 USD/year
1345 USD/credit 24210 USD/year
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In the Master of Library And Information Science (MS) program at Simmons University, students thrive in classes brought to life by professors who bring their real-world experience into their instruction.


The passions and skills of Library And Information Science students are well-served by Archives Management, Cultural Heritage, Information Science and Technology, and School Library Teacher program concentrations.

The Master’s in Library Science Design-Your-Own curriculum, as well concentrations in Archives Management and Information Science and Technology, can be completed entirely online. In addition to face-to-face classroom options in Boston and at SLIS West (South Hadley and Amherst, Massachusetts), students can embark on a blended approach, combining online and face-to-face courses that meet their academic needs.

With program benefits like online learning and multiple campus locations, Simmons’ Master of Library and Information Science is a clear choice for students seeking a flexible and customizable program. The program also features a Design Your Own Program; students work closely with faculty advisors to craft customized programs of study. Find out more by viewing Customize Your Program below.

Why study Library and Information Science?

Opportunity awaits at Simmons University. The role of information professionals continues to evolve as the volume of available information has increased and technology for information creation, storage, search, and retrieval continues to advance.

The ability to manage ever-growing information available to us has led to new opportunities for those who want to work in the rapidly growing library and information science field. The Master of Library and Information Science program at Simmons University prepares graduate students for a rewarding career related to collecting, classifying, storing, retrieving, and disseminating recorded knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Information Organization 
  • Reference/Information Services  
  • Technology for Information Professionals
  • Technology and the School Library Teacher
  • Establishing Archives and Manuscript Programs
  • Oral History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International applicants to the master's degree program are requested to apply for the term commencing in September only


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $65.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Current résumé or C.V.
  • Official college/university transcripts from all institutions attended (including those from which credit was transferred). Students with international transcripts should review the International Student section below for additional requirements.
  • Three letters of professional or academic recommendation (with at least one academic reference for applicants who received their bachelor's degree within the past five years). More details will be provided when you begin the application.
  • GRE test scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if English is not the first language.
  • You will be contacted in the event that an interview is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1345 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1345 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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