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Master of Information Program Information

Our new Master of Information program is built on the integrity and success of our MLIS program in a way that enables librarians, data scientists, technologists, designers and knowledge managers to develop expertise within their area of concentration as well as interact with one another through a flexible curricular design. Providing a learning space and community for students with backgrounds ranging from humanities and arts to science and engineering, our entire MI program is centered on the goal of making information accessible and usable for people in a variety of contexts and professional opportunities.

Our program is designed for both online and on-campus students. The curriculum for the Master of Information illustrates the opportunities students have to engage with one another in learning & professional contexts. The program is structured to provide areas of concentration and focus. Current concentrations are: Library and Information Science; Data Science; Archives and Preservation Concentration (Fall 2016); Informatics & Design (Fall 2016); and Technology, Information and Management.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of thirty-six credits, or twelve courses, is required to earn the MI degree. Our program must be completed in three years.

Meet with a faculty adviser when you enroll in the MI program to plan a course of study. Required general advising sessions are held on campus every semester, before you register.

Credits: 36 (12 courses)

Full time study: 9 credits or more (1.5-2 years for completion)
Part time study: Fewer than 9 credits (2-3 years for completion)
Maximum load: 15 credits (not recommended)
Transfer credits: Maximum of 6 credits (pending approval)

MI curriculum and degree requirements (PDF)