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A Master’s Degree from UCLA iSchool Delivers Career Success

Our graduates have amazing careers.

Their reach includes almost all libraries, archives, and museums in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations, private companies, government agencies, universities, colleges, and schools across the country and around the world.

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • California State Library
  • William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
  • Paul Getty Museum
  • Library of Congress
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • National Archives
  • Disney
  • eBay
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Sony Pictures

They work as:

  • Community archivists
  • Data entrepreneurs
  • Database administrators
  • Information architects
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Knowledge managers
  • Media strategists
  • Metadata curators
  • Preservation specialists
  • Reference librarians
  • User experience designers

The placement rate for MLIS graduates has averaged approximately 90% over the last ten years.

Graduates of the PhD program in information studies are sought after worldwide for leadership, research, and teaching positions at the most prestigious institutions. Former students are now tenured or tenure-track faculty at the Universities of Indiana, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Texas, Toronto, and Washington, among many others.

Please view Informational Videos about our programs and the application process here:


If you still have questions after viewing the video and downloading the application checklist, please contact Michelle Maye (maye@gseis.ucla.edu).  Students are admitted to the MLIS and PhD programs annually. This year’s application deadline is December 1.