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Leading and Promoting the Information Field

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Wayne State University School of Information Sciences prepares information professionals to assume leadership roles in libraries and other information organizations. By emphasizing the practical application of knowledge and skills, students are trained in the core principles of librarianship – information access, organization, services, and management – as well as emerging fields incorporating electronic media such as digital collections, competitive intelligence, information architecture, and web site development.

As a full-time student, you can earn the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) degree in three or four semesters. However, many of our students attend part-time while working. Our MLIS or MSIM degree can be completed fully-online.

Our MLIS degree has been accredited by the American Library Association since 1967. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WSU’s School of Information Sciences as one of the best in the country – in 2017 SIS was ranked in the top twenty five accredited library programs in North America. In addition, SIS has an excellent reputation for graduating leaders in the profession. Our faculty are known for their research on issues that improve library and information services as an essential component to cultural enrichment, knowledge dissemination, economic development, and the overall quality of life.

At a Glance

Degrees We Offer

  • Master of Library and Information Science (On-campus and Online)
  • Master of Science in Information Management (online)
  • Joint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program (on-campus & online)
  • Joint MLIS and MA in Public History Degree Program (on-campus & online)
  • Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (On-campus and Online)
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Management (online)
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults (online)
  • Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Science (online)

Areas of Focus

  • Accessible Computing
  • Archives, Preservation, and Special Collections
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cataloging & Metadata
  • Collection, Acquisition and Circulation
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Initiatives, Integration and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Ethics & Values
  • Information Management
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Leadership, Management and Administration
  • Librarianship
  • Misinformation & Media Literacy
  • Outreach Programming, and Instruction
  • Reference and Research
  • Technology & Social Change
  • User Experience Design
  • Youth Services

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