Degree Programs | Graduate Certificates

First accredited in 1967, the School of Information Sciences (SIS) at Wayne State University is the only master's-only program nationally ranked in the top 25 according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report survey.

SIS is committed to offering a curriculum balanced between academic scholarship and practical experience that allows our students to hit the ground running as soon as they step into their roles as information professionals. Our graduates are fully information fluent - not only are they equipped with the skills necessary to assess and decipher information, they are also able to use these skills to create new understandings and relationships between people and information in a wide range of fields with growing career opportunities.

Libraries and Information Science

The mission of the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is to prepare professionals for leadership roles in libraries and other information organizations.

Our curriculum establishes a practical foundation for all students, while providing individuals the opportunity to customize their coursework with curriculum paths that suit their personal interests and career goals.

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Information Science

Today, information is a crucial resource for employees in all industries.

The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) at the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences will prepare students to be successful in data-intensive and user-centric environments in the information technology industry.

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The School of Information Sciences at Wayne State is one of the oldest archival education programs in the nation. Our longevity and high ranking is due to our commitment to experiential education as well as our innovative curriculum that prepares students for the rigors of professional archival work. Students leaving this program will be equipped with both traditional and digital skills along with many opportunities to network with professionals.

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Children and Youth

Our children and youth programs provide the specialized training needed to serve young library users. No matter how big or small your library may be, you can build collections, programs and services that educate and entertain children of all ages - and we can show you how. Classes related to collection development, technology, instructional methods, literacy and outreach, move beyond theory to provide you with new skills and tools to stay ahead of trends for today's children and young adults.

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