Vision and Mission
Students in Dominican University's School of Information Studies (SOIS) enjoy a rigorous academic challenge as well as the satisfaction of knowing they are earning a bachelor's degree, master's degree or Ph.D. from a premier program. The School of Information Studies has been educating future librarians and information professionals in the Chicago area since the 1930s.
Many SOIS students are already working in libraries and information centers while attending graduate classes. These students bring a wealth of real-world experiences and relevant perspectives.
Students and faculty come to Dominican University from the Chicago area and throughout the country. Various backgrounds are represented in the student body and on the faculty creating a rich and diverse cultural atmosphere and unique learning opportunities.
Dominican University' s School of Information Studies offers the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), the Master of Professional Studies in Library and Information Science (MPS), the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science (PhD), as well as an undergraduate major and minor in informatics (BSI).
The School of Information Studies echoes the University vision to be an innovative leader in empowering graduates from diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world.
The School of Information Studies, through its various degree programs and certificates, empowers students to become professionals who connect individuals and communities to the world of information and learning with reason, compassion, and a commitment to service and radical inclusion.