Master of Information Science

Launch a career designing, developing, and managing information technologies

To successfully create, manage, and protect information systems and technologies, you must first understand their use within social, cultural, and organizational contexts.

As a Master of Information Science (M.I.S.) student, you will take a holistic approach to information science, working in the space where information, technology, and people intersect.

A Venn diagram that says "M.I.S." in the center; the words surrounding it say "people," "information," and "technology."

From IT leadership, system analysis and design to information architecture, user experience design, and everything in between, your M.I.S. education will prepare you for a successful career designing, managing, and consulting about information and communication technologies (ICT).

Kaitlyn Owens

Master of Information Science

Today

Evaluating the user needs and business objectives of a local non-profit’s website and redesigning it from the perspective of an information architect.

Tomorrow

Combining user experience design with intelligence studies to solve complex problems within a government, academic, or non-profit setting.

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Learn foundational skills and develop expertise in the field of your choosing

Under the guidance of our accomplished faculty, you’ll learn the fundamentals of information science—from database design and information architecture to organizational informatics.

The program couples best-practices training in the management and use of ICT with exposure to current information management and systems research. Strong emphasis is placed on the socio-technical, cultural, policy, and ethical issues involved in designing and developing ICT, in addition to the essential career development skills—including written and oral communication, team building, analysis, and critical thinking—that are necessary for assuming management positions in business, nonprofit, academic, and government organizations.

To build expertise in the field of your choosing, you’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in one of seven different knowledge domains, including information technology leadership, front-end development, data science, and digital humanities.

Get guidance and support from your faculty advisor

In addition to working closely with experienced M.I.S. faculty during your coursework and research, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor as soon as you’re admitted into the program.

Your advisor will help you build your course schedule each semester to ensure that your courses match your evolving academic and professional interests.