Wayne State University

Degree Programs | Graduate Certificates

The School of Information Sciences offers eight specialized programs:

Degrees:

The School offers 3 Master's Degree options:

Master of Library and Information Science (36 credit hours)

The Master of Library and Information Science degree prepares professionals for leadership roles in libraries and other information organizations.

Master of Science in Information Management (30 credit hours)

The Master of Science in Information Management prepares professionals to be successful in data-intensive and user-centric environments, supporting data-driven problem-solving and decision-making in diverse fields.

Joint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program (57 credit hours)

Students in this joint program will earn both the MLIS and an MA in History degree, which is awarded by the Department of History.

Certificates:

Graduate-level certificates may be obtained as a standalone certificate or in conjunction with a Master's Degree:

Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (15 credit hours)
The Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration was established both for individuals entering the archival profession and for those with experience in the field.

Graduate Certificate in Information Management (15 credit hours)
The online Graduate Certificate in Information Management serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate seeks to provide students and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively for gathering, storing, and disseminating information. 

Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults (15 credit hours)
The online Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults provides students with specialized training in the development of programs, the creation of effective collections, and the skills necessary to collaborate with community organizations who serve children and young adults. 

Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science (30 credit hours)
The Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science is a post-MLIS program designed for the practicing professional who desires specialized competence in a particular area of librarianship or information studies.

School Library Media Specialist Endorsement:

School Library Media Specialist Endorsement Requirements
Credentialing differs from state to state in the U.S.; Canadians meet different requirements.


The MLIS degree, as well as the Certificate and Specialist options noted above, are granted by Wayne State University's School of Information Sciences. For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.