Prospective Students

For those considering applying for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree, welcome! We hope you’ll find helpful information on these pages, but we are always available to speak with you. For information on the program at Post, please email; for information on the program in Manhattan at NYU, please email

Read on! Our program is as exciting and dynamic as the world of information it introduces. We look forward to speaking with you! 

(For those considering auditing, visiting, or taking a class for personal enrichment, please see this page.)

The Program:

  • The Palmer School’s master’s degree (MSLIS) is offered at:
    LIU Post in Brookville, Long Island
    Manhattan at NYU’s Bobst Library
    Brentwood in Long Island’s Suffolk County.
    Once admitted to Palmer, students may choose to take classes at any of our sites.
  • The program is 36 credit (12 courses) leading to a master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • There are Five required core courses, a required management elective, and a capstone internship.
  • Classes meet online, in person evenings and weekends, and blended (primarily online).
  • Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer, enabling students to move through the program at the pace that works best for them.
  • Palmer’s required internship ensures that students have professional-level, hands-on experience just prior to graduating.
  • Faculty Advisors have varied and relevant backgrounds
  • Dual degree with NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and NYU’s Steinhardt School’s Costume Studies and Media, Culture, and Communication programs trains academic librarians who will work as subject specialists in academic settings. 
  • The Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management is an 18-credit concentration that can be taken within the 36 credit MSLIS or as a post-master’s certificate.
  • The Rare Books and Special Collections concentration which takes advantage of spectacular NYC (both places and people) is unique to Palmer.
  • School Library Media Specialist certification is available online for those interested in working in the school setting. School library students earn teaching certification as part of the School Library Specialist degree.
  • Course syllabi reflect a wide array of electives.
  • Personal enrichment or visiting students are welcome to take up to six credits.
  • Information sessions are held throughout the year.

The Faculty:

  • Palmer faculty represent a wealth of experience and interests. Not only do our full-time faculty teach and counsel our students, but we have access to the best of the best in the way of working professionals from a variety of New York City institutions, from universities like Columbia, New York University, Hunter, to stellar cultural institutions like the New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society, The Grolier Club, and others.
  • For more information on our Palmer faculty, please visit this page.
  • Our faculty advisors work with students in a variety of specializations.


  • Students may apply for fall, spring or summer admission.
  • Admission is on a rolling basis. Once the LIU Post Office of Graduate Admissions has ALL the necessary materials (all transcripts, two references, completed application, personal statement, resume) applicants usually hear back within three weeks. Once admitted, students may take classes at any of Palmer’s sites.
  • GREs are not required for anyone with a 3.0 or better on the overall undergraduate cumulative average OR for anyone who has completed another master’s or professional degree.
  • Interested students may take up to six credits (two courses) prior to admission by applying for non-matriculated, personal enrichment, auditor status. Please understand that there is no financial aid available for students who are not matriculated. The earned credits will be applied to the official record once the student is matriculated.
  • Students may transfer in up to six credits.

Further information:

Advising Worksheet: General Requirements
Calendars and Class Schedules
Certificates, Concentrations, Requirements
The Dual Degree With NYU
Join our Facebook group
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Aid / Scholarships
Personal Enrichment / Visiting Students / Auditors
Tuition and Fees Schedule
Sign up for our listserv (KIOSK)

We have a great program in wonderful places, and we’d be glad to answer any other questions you might have.

For questions related to the program at LIU Post, please email

For information on the program in Manhattan, please email