Programs

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Our Programs
Our top-ranked master's programs, joint degrees with other leading UT programs, and doctoral program come to life in the heart of Austin, Texas.
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Undergrad Minor in Informatics

Our informatics minor option allows undergraduate students to explore computer and information systems from a user-centered perspective.

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MS in Information Studies (MSIS)

Our competitive program and flexible curriculum provides the tools necessary to study, manage, and innovate the information systems around us.

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PhD in Information Studies

Our doctoral program offers a research-intensive environment in which to pursue answers to important information problems of our time.

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Dual Degree Programs

The School of Information proudly partners with numerous colleges and cognate disciplines on the UT campus to offer a unique array of dual master's degree programs as well as an integrated five year BS Computer Science/MS Information Studies degree program.

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School Librarian Certificate Program

This certificate program prepares teachers for the next exciting phase of their career as a public school librarian in the state of Texas. Students who do not yet have a master's degree can earn a Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) through the certificate program.

Why Study Information?

iSchool students learn to:

  • Design new tools
  • Analyze human activities
  • Organize information
  • Ensure technology serves users

We are living in an Information Age. Information systems and technologies are fundamentally shaping the behaviors of individuals, organizations, and society — impacting how we interact and connect, learn and develop new knowledge, conduct business, engage with culture, participate in politics and government, and much more. Information professionals are bridgers: connecting people to information, connecting the past to the present and to the future, and connecting different disciplines.

To understand the dynamics of our world, and to help shape a future that reflects social values, our students develop expertise in how people access, create, use, and preserve information; how to extract meaning from information; how to design effective information experiences; and the impacts of new technologies on individuals, organizations, and society.

Information Science is a STEM discipline and information careers are wide-ranging, high-demand, and well paid. Graduates from the iSchool develop careers in almost every industry including high-tech, education, government, business, and law. Top job titles include: librarian, archivist, taxonomist, UX researcher, UX designer, analyst, data engineer and more!

 

Fast Facts


Student Enrollment

Competitive admissions and face-to-face instruction keep total iSchool enrollment at approximately 300 students.

Admissions

Advancing Women in STEM

Two thirds of our students are women, many of whom are drawn to us because of our human-centered approach to technology.

Diversity & Inclusion

International Students

We attract students from around the world, with one third of our students coming to Texas from outside of the US.

International Students


A Top-Ranked Program

Our school is ranked at #5 among the best Library and Information Studies schools in the nation by US News & World Report.
Specialty rankings include:

  • #2 in Law Librarianship
  • #2 in Archives & Preservation
  • #5 in Digital Librarianship

About the iSchool

Interdisciplinary Research

The iSchool is home to specialized research labs in User Experience, Digital Archives, Conservation, and Information Retrieval.

Research funding averages $1-2 million a year, with awards from the NSF, IMLS, NEH, DARPA, Google, Mellon Foundation, and others.

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Excellent Career Prospects

Over 75% of our graduates secure employment within two months of graduation and earn starting salaries over $50,000.*

Top job titles include: librarian, archivist, software engineer, UX researcher, UX designer, analyst, and data engineer.

Career Development


* According to the iSchool's latest Employment Report survey for the Class of 2019.