We Make Information Work.

In a world where information is an increasingly critical commodity, you can lead, innovate and impact with a Master of Information (MI) degree. Discover new career avenues within and outside librarianship through our Master of Information (MI) degree. Our MI degree reflects the shifting information needs of libraries, organizations and industry. Our iSchool’s professional degree program prepares you for opportunities in the continually evolving information-rich workplace. Choose from concentrations and specializations that will empower you for participation in an array of information settings: library and information science, data science, and technology, information and management. Our flexible MI program — offered online, on campus or in a hybrid situation — is ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and #2 for school library media across the country.
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SC&I Announces Expanded LIS Curriculum

In a note to MLIS students, LIS Department Chair Ross Todd provides an update on changes to the MLIS degree in the fall 2015:

Read the full letter

Navigating the Admissions Process

The MI program continually seeks for candidates who will best exemplify the highest standards of librarianship. The admissions committee considers your potential for graduate study, as well as your promise in rendering outstanding service to the field of library science.

Resources Available to You

Students are strongly advised to participate in faculty advising, especially new students and those with questions about graduation requirements. Our esteemed faculty will guide you in making choices that reflect your career goals. We also encouraged your to become an active member of the LIS student organization, which makes significant contributions on the local and national levels.


Select a Concentration

The MI program integrates theory seamlessly with today’s technologies. We feature four concentrations that will give you an expertise crucial to so many careers, such as information technology, knowledge management, digital media libraries or academic libraries. Faculty will help guide you to the appropriate concentration, and possible specialization, based on your future goals. You also can customize a general program of your choosing.

  • Library and Information Science (view our specializations)
  • Data Science
  • Technology, Information and Management
  • Informatics and Design (coming soon)