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Degrees / Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)  
The MLIS degree is a 36-credit program that can be completed in three consecutive terms of full-time study or up to four years (twelve terms) of part-time study.  
  Goals for Graduates of the MLIS Program  

Upon completion of the MLIS degree, graduates will incorporate the knowledge, skills, ethical foundations and social responsibilities of the information professions into professional practice.

Specifically, graduates will be able to:

  • Draw effectively upon the knowledge and historical background of library and information science;
  • Apply the principles of selection, organization, retrieval and user services, and preservation successfully;
  • Advance the intelligent application of information technologies and the principles of management to various functions in information environments;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate information services to meet the needs of current and future users;
  • Promote the ideals of equal access to public information and of intellectual freedom;
  • Contribute to the body of basic and/or applied knowledge and research in library and information science; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to constructive change through the advancement of the information professions.

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For more information about the Library and Information Science Program,
please call 412.624.9420 or e-mail Debbie Day

School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh,
135 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: 412.624.3988 | Fax: 412.624.5231 
For information about Admissions & Financial Aid, please contact
Shabana Reza at 800.672.9435

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