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Library Science-Law Librarianship, Master of Science

36 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Earn Your M.S. in Law Librarianship Online
Through Online Learning, St. John’s offers the first, fully online M.S. degree with a concentration in Law Librarianship. This online program is of the same high caliber as our traditional, on-campus program. The credits earned are identical, too. No matter where you are in the world, you can take advantage of all the resources St. John’s has to offer, on a schedule that works for you.

The demand for well-qualified law librarians is on the rise. If you pursue this dynamic field, you can enjoy a well-paid career at a law firm, corporate legal department, court, government agency or law school. Law librarianship is a natural career extension for lawyers, paralegals, criminal justice students and those in information science, however students from any major can apply. Even if you have an M.S. in Library and Information Science, you can prepare yourself for a new career by pursuing an Advanced Certificate. Law librarians are among the best-paid and most respected members of the profession.

Offered through our Division of Library and Information Science, courses in Law Librarianship are taught by some of the nation’s leading law librarians. Our program offers two convenient paths to this rewarding field.

Online Learning programs are supported by a full range of online student services such as online registration, advisement, financial aid, library resources, campus ministry, career services and more.

  • Choose a schedule that allows you to balance the demands of your job and your family
  • Use cutting-edge technology to connect to one of the most renowned universities in the country (every student receives a well equipped laptop)
  • Personal support throughout every phase of the program

James Vorbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Library and Information Science

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Office of Graduate Admission

Students with a 3.4 or greater G.P.A. qualify for a generous O’Connell Scholarship.

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