Library & Information Science

A degree built for the information era

A degree in library and information science can take you many places in your career. Working as a librarian is just one of your options. Our Master of Library & Information Science program in the Department of Research Methods & Information Science gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience to find your place in a rapidly changing digital landscape.

Our Programs


    • ribbon-icon

      Masters of Library & Information Science

      Benefit from small class sizes, customizable coursework plans, mentorship and internship programs, and cutting-edge digital technology and collection resources, as well as from a faculty focused on helping you innovate and lead. An optional Concentration in Research Data Management will allow you to use your MLIS to respond to the emerging need for well-trained information professionals to support the research data lifecycle. Areas of study focus on open access, digital preservation, scholarly communication and research data management.

      Learn More

    • ribbon-icon

      Certificate in Research Data Management

      This comprehensive 28-credit-hour program helps information professionals diversify their skills with a focus on research data management. In the course of one year, you will learn the various aspects of preserving, managing and analyzing data.


      Learn More


    • icon

      Master of Library & Information Science Online

      Become a qualified information professional without having to commute to campus. Led by DU’s expert faculty, the online program offers coursework for those interested in academic and public libraries and archives through interactive video coursework, live online classes and internship opportunities in your community.


      Learn More

    Career Paths

    Pursue a career as an archivist, digital collections specialist, web designer, data manager and so much more. Whatever path you choose, our American Library Association–accredited program will help you understand the connections between information, people and ideas. You will be poised to not only succeed in your field, but also lead.