Master of Science in Information Studies

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Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS)
Learn the tools necessary to study, manage, and innovate the information systems around us.

Accelerate Your Career as a Leader in Information

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For a comprehensive description of the MSIS program, review the MSIS Program Handbook.

Our Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) degree offers a pathway to diverse, high-demand information careers. This interdisciplinary professional program attracts students from an array of undergraduate and professional backgrounds, including business, psychology, anthropology, engineering, art history, music, and architecture. 

As the field of information rapidly expands within the digital age, MSIS students engage in a flexible curriculum that provides the tools necessary to study, manage, and innovate the information systems around us. Our students learn to design new tools, analyze human activities, organize information, and ensure technology serves its intended users. Join the next generation of information creators, innovators, brokers, and designers. 

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Admissions to our top-ranked master's program is competitive. Learn about admissions procedures and requirements.

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Program Overview

Our versatile curriculum is comprised of 36 semester hours of coursework: a core course, 30 hours of electives, and Capstone.

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This culminating "capping" experience to a student's academic studies synthesizes a variety of skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Areas of Study

Our versatile MSIS program allows students the flexibility to explore many areas of study, including:

  • Informatics

  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • User Experience (UX) Research & Design

  • Health Informatics

  • Information Security, Privacy, and Policy

  • Human-Centered AI and Data Science

  • Data Engineering

  • Information Organization and Access

  • Information Retrieval and Search

  • Curation and Preservation

  • Archives and Records Management

  • Librarianship

  • Information Literacy

Student Achievement Data: View Student Achievement Data

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New students are considered for scholarships automatically with their application to the iSchool. Additional funding is available through the Graduate School: Graduate Student Funding

Returning students may apply for scholarships through the iSchool. You must be a full-time student to apply: iSchool Funding Application

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Our MSIS students leave equipped with the skills to enter the diverse field of information, with over 75% of our graduates securing employment within two months of graduation and earning starting salaries over $50,000.

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