Master of Information Science
Information is everywhere. Information scientists help people use it.
Our M.I.S. graduates are the architects of the information culture. They analyze, organize, manage, and manipulate information, always considering how to make the result intuitive and easy to use. They are experts in the latest information technologies and user behaviors. At start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, for nonprofits and the government, they are the bridge between the tech team and the rest of the organization.
Our program will prepare you for this essential work. The M.I.S. is accredited by the American Library Association, and in 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked our graduate programs in library and information studies eighth nationally.
Foundational Skills and Flexibility
The M.I.S. requirements ensure you learn the fundamentals of the field—from database design to organizational informatics—under the guidance of our accomplished faculty. From there, you can take your degree in practically any direction.
Choose electives that fit your goals, such as building your expertise in information architecture, human computer interaction, information retrieval, or strategic information management and leadership. Learn human computer interaction, programming, and systems analysis. Intern for a potential employer. Use our specializations and dual degrees to explore complementary interests and increase your marketability.