School of Information Sciences - MLIS Online at Pitt



The iSchool seeks students with diverse educational and career backgrounds.  You will be joining a community of learners who come from incredibly varied professional and educational backgrounds.  Some students have worked in a library or school setting for many years; other students have no library experience whatsoever.  Some students have advanced degrees; others have been working in fields as diverse as medicine, law, education, and business.

Applicants for graduate study must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Submission of scores from a standardized predictor test is required. Applicants with post-baccalaureate advanced degrees (Master's, PhD, JD, etc.) are exempt from this requirement.

By nature, an MLIS degree is multi-disciplinary, and we welcome applicants with bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Our multi-disciplinary nature is reflected in the wide range of standardized tests that are accepted by our admissions committee, which include the GRE, MAT, MCAT, GMAT, and LSAT.

Up to six (6) credits of graduate-level course work can be transferred from an accredited institution of higher education, provided that the credit was not applied toward a previous degree or certificate. Courses that you wish to have transferred must have been taken within four (4) years preceding the date of initial enrollment in the program. You must demonstrate that the course(s) are relevant to your career objectives and to the curriculum. To have credits transferred, you must also obtain the advice and written approval of your faculty advisor.


For admission in Fall term
Application Deadline

July 1

*Admission Notification July 30
*Dates subject to change

Application Fee

The application fee is $50 for all applicants and must be paid when you submit your application. The fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. Applications will not be considered until the fee has been received. Receipt of payment will be acknowledged by email from our application system Apply Yourself.

Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. Further, the University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University's mission. For the complete policy, click here.

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Contact Info

  • Brandi Belleau
    Recruitment & Admissions
  • Phone: 412-648-3108
    Fax: 412-624-5231

SIS is a member of the ISchools Caucus

Diverse group of learners

Online students at the iSchool come from more than 35 states and 6 countries. Technology makes it possible!