Graduate Degree Programs

Imagine preparing for professional practice and research in a department made up of the top experts in the field, with unparalleled resources and facilities, and a 50-year tradition of excellence.

Imagine no more: This is the UCLA Department of Information Studies, and this is why so many of the leaders in the information professions and disciplines come from UCLA.

In addition to a growing number of undergraduate course offerings, the department offers two rigorous, flexible, and interdisciplinary graduate degree programs. Each is ranked among the best in the nation. Graduates will be ideally prepared to excel at the intersection of theory, practice, and policy.

Master of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.)
with specializations in Archival Studies, Media Archival Studies, Informatics, Library Studies, and Rare Books / Print and Visual Culture

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Course Offerings

Please take a look at our past, current, and future course offerings (MLIS and PhD), including undergraduate courses on aspects of information studies.

Dates, Documents, and Forms

Worried about a deadline? Need to check the current IS Student Handbook? Not sure which form to file? Look no further than the dates, documents, and forms page.

Professional Development Programs

California Rare Book School

Senior Fellows Program

Post Master’s Certificate of Specialization in Information Studies