Medical Library and Information Sciences

SchoolSchool of Allied Medical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Medical Library and Information Science
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description:

Medical Library and Information Science is a multidisciplinary field with M.Sc. graduates learning to use information technology and knowledge management for knowledge acquisition, organization and dissemination in academic health settings, including schools, hospital libraries and health information centers, where information exchange among clinicians, health personnel and students is carried out.  Master of Medical Library and Information Science focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for identification, acquisition, organization, retrieval, and dissemination of information used to meet the needs of diversified information, knowledge, and learning environments. Moreover, it can contribute to tracking scientific output of medical research used to plan for expanding further research studies.  Master of Medical Library and Information Science provides a foundation for career development in library and information works. The graduates will be able to facilitate information access, dissemination, use and translation and to act as a research consultant. In line with Islamic Republic of Iran’s attempt to take on a  leadership role in the region, this  program enables the graduates to make a significant contribution to tracking the scientific output  of medical research and promoting Iran’s status.


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

 General Competencies*

 Specific Competencies and Skills


At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • new technologies such as web 2.0 , artificial intelligence, and their role in library and Information Science
  • information system playing an important role in presenting information services


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Medical Library and Information Sciences received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                 4 credits

Special Courses:                          22 credits

Thesis:                                          6 credits

Total:                                           32 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Medical Library and Information Sciences


Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Leila Shahmoradi

Tel.:  (+98 21) 88982782

Email  :

Address: Department of Medical Library and Information School of Allied Medical Sciences, Farre Danesh St., Qods St., Enghelab St., Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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