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The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is a national leader with top-rated faculty, prestigious alumnae/i, and great locations in Boston and SLIS West (South Hadley, and Amherst, Massachusetts). 

A powerful opportunity to educate, inform, and serve the communities in which we live. Our students can complete the Master's of Library and Information Science program and several concentrations entirely online, or in blended online and face-to-face format.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Master's in Library and Information Science 12th in the nation. SLIS was also ranked 4th for Services for Children and Youth programs. Our Archives Management concentration is ranked 3rd among Archives & Preservation programs, our School Library Teacher concentration ranked 9th among School Library Media programs, and our Cultural Heritage concentration ranked 12th among Digital Librarianship programs.

In the School of Library and Information Science, you'll have direct and frequent access to faculty who pride themselves on being personal mentors. You'll work closely with classmates in an engaging, supportive classroom environment, be it face-to-face or through our innovative online programs.



At a Glance

Master of Science in Library and Information Science

  • ALA Accredited
  • Online, In-person or Hybrid
  • Optional concentrations (Archives, School Library Teacher, Information Science and Technology and Cultural Heritage Informatics) 
Dual MA/MSLIS Programs
  • MSLIS and MA in Children's Literature
  • MSLIS (concentrating in Archives) and MA in History
  • In-person with the option of taking online LIS courses

PhD in Library and Information Science

  • In-person, Boston campus only
  • Full-time and part-time options

Post-Master's Certificate in Archives Management

  • Online, In-person or Hybrid
  • Applicants must have an ALA-accredited masters in library science to apply

Post-Master's Certificate in School Library Teacher Licensure

  • In-person, Boston campus only
  • Applicants must have an ALA-accredited masters in library science or masters in education to apply



Areas of Focus

  • Archives, Preservation, and Special Collections
  • Cataloging & Metadata
  • Collection, Acquisition and Circulation
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Initiatives, Integration and Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Ethics & Values
  • Information Management
  • Information Security
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Leadership, Management and Administration
  • Librarianship
  • Misinformation & Media Literacy
  • Outreach Programming, and Instruction
  • Reference and Research
  • School Library Teacher
  • Technology & Social Change
  • User Experience Design
  • Youth Services

Please join us for a brief introduction to our programs, followed by a Q&A.

We'd love to answer any questions you may have.



Want more information?

Visit our website: http://simmons.edu/slis

Check out our one-page: Brochure


Contact Us

Kate Benson, Director of Graduate Admission

kate.benson@simmons.edu | 617-521-2801


Admission Office

slisadm@simmons.edu | 617-521-2868

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