Deadline Approaching to Apply for Top-Ranked Master’s Program

March 7, 2014

The application deadline for one of the highest ranked Master’s programs in the nation is drawing near. Top ranked by US News & World Report, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is number one in digital libraries and archives and preservation, number two in health librarianship and ranked in the top ten in all specialty areas including: law librarianship, information systems, school library media and services for children and youth.

Whether you dream of being a school media specialist or network administrator, Web master, rare book archivist or bioinformatics analyst, public librarian or social media coordinator, the graduate programs at SILS can give you the education and training necessary to achieve your goals. 

Our graduates go into exciting careers of Social Media Strategist, Electronic Documents Management Specialist, Data Services and Public Policy Librarian, IT Director, State Librarian, Data Analyst, User Experience Designer, Project Manager, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Metadata Librarian, Archivist, Teen Services Coordinator, Web Strategist, Information Architect, Chief Technology Officer, Clinical Trial Administrator, Knowledge Execution Lead, and many more!

The Master of Science in Library Science is a 48 credit hour, two-year program. The MSLS curriculum educates students in the collection, organization, storage and retrieval of recorded knowledge for a variety of institutions and groups.

The goal of the MSLS program is to enable students to contribute to the design, development and management of libraries, archives and other information institutions, and their collections and services; lead the development of new services and technologies to improve access to information for users; and demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of library and archival science, including the theory of information organization, effective communication and social, political, cultural and ethical issues.

The Master of Science in Information Science program is a 48 credit hour, two-year program. The MSIS curriculum educates students in the theory and practice of analyzing, organizing, representing and retrieving information.

The goal of the MSIS program is to enable students to contribute to the design, development and maintenance of information systems and networks; lead the development of new technologies and new applications relating to the delivery of information; and demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of information science, including the theory of information storage and retrieval, systems science, and social, political and ethical implications of information systems.

With acclaimed degree programs, the School attracts some of the best and brightest students from around the world. We seek exceptional students who have the potential to excel in their studies and to become future leaders in the field.

The application deadline for Fall semester is March 11, 2014. For more information and to apply today, go to: sils.unc.edu/programs

Merit-based financial aid is available to qualified students.