20 Reasons Why You’ll Want To Study Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America

Thinking about graduate school? Which program to start and where?  Look no further. Below, is a list of 20 reasons why our program is ideal for you.

  1. We’re the only ALA Accredited Library and Information Science program in the nation’s capital.
  2. We just welcomed Pope Francis.
  3. The Acting Librarian of Congress is a CUA LIS alumnus.
  4. We reduced tuition by 40% for LIS students.
  5. We added two new courses of study (we now have ten) to meet the needs of the job market.
  6. We have scholarships for incoming students.
  7. Our graduates find employment in public libraries (District of Columbia Public Library, San Antonio Public Library, Alexandria Public Library), government agencies (Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, Smithsonian), academic libraries (University of Washington, Georgetown) and so much more.
  8. We have Online Weekend Learning.
  9. We have six joint degree options.
  10. We have Graduate Library Pre-Professional (GLP) positions.
  11. We teach courses at the Library of Congress.
  12. We offer non-degree courses.
  13. We have three post-master’s certificate options.
  14. We have eight faculty advisors.
  15. We offer a 50% tuition reduction for Catholic school teachers.
  16. We have an ALA and CAEP accredited School Library Media (SLM) course of study.
  17. Our Law Librarianship course of study is ranked third in the nation.
  18. We offer student travel stipends for professional conferences.
  19. We have four student organizations (two of which won national awards).
  20. This past fall, we welcomed a former Reference Librarian from the Vatican Library.

This is our now. Imagine your future. Apply today!

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