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.