What makes the
Department of Information Studies
at UCLA different? You do.

Since 1958, IS students, faculty, staff, and alumni have been part of UCLA’s tradition of excellence. We engage with and are driven by real world information issues, diverse communities, and evolving institutional needs.

Our degree and certificate programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best. Our MLIS specializations offer rich opportunities to focus and refine your chosen field of study. Our world-class faculty are conducting research at the forefront of a wide range of fields, from data curation and information architecture to moving image preservation and the social justice impact of information organizations. Internships give students the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge at an incredible range of sites, many of them unique to our Los Angeles location.

We are dedicated to educating leaders in the information professions. If you can see yourself being part of this vibrant and dynamic community, we urge you to apply! Find out more about our degree programs, specialty areas, funding and financial aid, and application requirements. You can also take part in one of our MLIS or PhD program information sessions, offered on multiple dates each fall prior to the admissions deadlines.

Apply to the MLIS program.

Apply to the PhD program.