MSIS Program

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Our competitive Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) degree offers a pathway to a successful career, now and into the future. The 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, iSchool students engage in a flexible curriculum that provides the tools necessary to study, manage, and innovate the information systems around us. We are committed to accelerating your career prospects for a leadership role in the years ahead.

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For a comprehensive description of the MSIS program and its admissions procedures, see the MSIS Program Handbook and the MSIS Admissions Handbook.


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Coursework

Our versatile curriculum is comprised of 40 semester hours of coursework:

3 hours of core knowledge courses

27 hours of elective courses

A 3-hour Capstone Experience Course

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Capstone

Complete a "capping" experience that enables you to integrate your professional education and the intellectual and institutional vocations toward a culminating experience that synthesizes a variety of skills, knowledge, and expertise.


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Tailored Programs

Customize your degree to your own interests through Endorsements of Specialization, Certificates of Advanced Study, and other unique degree offerings.

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Careers

Our MSIS students leave equipped with the skills to enter the diverse field of information, with 75% of students finding employment within three months of graduation.