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Master of Information

The mission of the Master of Information (MI) program is to enable you to provide professional expertise, leadership and innovation across diverse information and technological landscapes. People-focused, information technology-intensive, data-driven and career-oriented, our Master of Information is your gateway to making a significant contribution to organizational leadership, information management, community and social development in 21st century societies.

Facts about the MI program

  • Flexible MI program — offered online, on campus or in a hybrid situation
  • Ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and #2 for school library media across the country
  • 1 of the 59 international members of the iSchool consortium
  • STEM program
  • Tuition competitive with top 10 national programs
  • ALA accredited
  • GRE Waiver, for those that hold a strong academic record
  • Five concentrations include Data Science, Library and Information Science, Archives and Preservation, Technology, Information and Management, and Informatics and Design

Program Goals

People and Community

Understand and analyze diverse information communities in organizational, social and cultural contexts to identify needs, situations and opportunities to provide quality information services. 

Data, Information and Knowledge

Understand the intersection of data, information, and knowledge and their creation, organization and use to provide meaningful and adaptive services to information organizations and communities.

Technologies, Systems and Networks

Develop expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating information systems, services and organizational structures that enable access to information and its use for meeting organizational and community goals. 

Lead the Change

Develop capacity to safeguard and make available the cultural, intellectual, and technological records of humankind. Understand the role and value of data, information and knowledge in shaping human capacity to be productive, creative and transformative.