Simmons University

School of Library and Information Science

Master of Science in Library Science


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Library Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Integrate theory with practice, analyze information needs to create solutions by applying a variety of tools and technologies. Insure the organization, accessibility, and management of library and information resources. Create dynamic ways for a variety of users to interact with resources.

Our students thrive in classes brought to life by professors who bring real world experience and take pride in being personal mentors. The interests and expertise of our faculty cover a wide range of areas, including big data, technology, ethics, and access to information for all users and how this applies to archives, school libraries, public libraries, academic, and special libraries. The passions and skills of our students are well-served by Archives Management,  Cultural Heritage, and School Library Teacher program concentrations. Students who choose the Design Your Own program work closely with faculty advisors to craft customized programs of study.

Through internships, site visits and pre-professional work opportunities throughout Massachusetts and across New England, our students gain experience in their fields. Take advantage of what Boston has to offer while taking on a flexible schedule, with classes held on days, nights, weekends, part-time, full-time, or online. Achieve a successful career, a meaningful life and a powerful return on your educational investment.

The Master of Science in Library Science and the Archives Management Concentration can be completed entirely online. In addition to face-to-face classroom options in Boston and at SLIS West (South Hadley and Amherst, Massachusetts), students can embark on a blended approach, combining online and face-to-face courses that meet their academic needs. Our students go on to a variety of successful careers as web developers, digital librarians, social media managers, school media specialists and much more.


The program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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