The School of Information's master's curriculum offers a number of options for students to craft a concentration or specialization once they have completed their required courses. All students interested in any of our tailored programs must complete general procedures for admission and are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor.

The following examples offer suggestions for how students might configure their program of study specialization.


Suggested Areas of Study

  • User Experience
  • Archives
  • Interactive Design
  • Web Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Knowledge Management
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  • Librarianship
  • Information Architecture
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Digital Humanities
  • Curation and Preservation
  • Health Informatics
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  • UX Research
  • Archives
  • Interactive Design
  • Web Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Knowledge Mangement
  • Librarianship
  • Information Architecture
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Digital Humanities
  • Curation and Preservation
  • Health Informatics

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Endorsement of Specialization

A certificate which recognizes a successful completion of 12 semester credit hours of planned cohesive study within the 40 semester credits hours required for the MSIS program.
Download EOS application: ( PDF | Word)
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Certificate of Advanced Study

For students who wish to extend their study beyond the required 40 semester credit hours, the Certificate of Advanced Study recognizes completion of 12 additional semester credit hours dedicated to specialized coursework.
Download CAS application: ( PDF | Word)
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Portfolio Programs

iSchool students interested in a cross-disciplinary academic area of inquiry are welcome to participate in one of the many Graduate Portfolio Programs offered by UT while completing requirements for their MSIS degree.
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Dual Degrees

The iSchool proudly partners with numerous colleges and cognate disciplines on the UT campus to offer a unique array of dual and integrated masters programs.
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School Librarian Certificate

The iSchool provides preparation for the Standard School Librarian Certificate developed by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Graduate prepared for work at all levels of public education in Texas, from kindergarten through high school.
View the SSLC Preparation Handbook

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