Spring 2016 Team 1 ITI Showcase

ITI/MI Dual Degree

This degree pathway allows students to earn an ITI major bachelor’s degree and an MI (Master of Information degree) in five years of continuous study. Students who have completed at least 90 credits  may apply and be considered for admission into the Dual Degree pathway to the Master of Information degree.

Benefits:

  • Get a head start on MI graduate work during your senior year by taking 12 graduate credits.
  • Save up to a year of graduate tuition
  • Maintain continuity with faculty, university resources and research facilities
  • Gain a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • Increase your earning potential

A way to gain greater understanding of the dual degree program is to watch SC&I Dean Jonathan Potter speak about it in this video.

Application Deadlines

Final admission decisions will be made after the deadline dates. Admission decisions are based on evidence of high-achievement.  Space is limited.

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Application Deadline
May 2018 Fall 2017 June 15
December 2018 Spring 2018 November 15
May 2019 Fall 2018 June 15
December 2019 Spring 2019 November 15

Application Criteria 

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • ITI students who have completed at least 90 credits may apply
  • Students must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Submit essay responses to questions presented in the online application.
  • Complete 90 credits by the end of their sixth semester.
  • Submit an official copy of their transcript.
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a professor in their major.
  • Students must have 4-5 courses (i.e., 12-15 credits) remaining to complete the elective requirements for the ITI major.

Application Process

Students will submit their online application and documents to:

gradstudy.rutgers.edu

  • Select “Library and Information Science” during the Program Selection section.

  • Select the Fall semester of your senior year and the appropriate “Curriculum”.

Students must attain a grade of a B or higher in the graduate courses for them to be counted toward the MI degree.

Program Plan -- How it works

Year 4:  Your senior year

After you receive notification of your admission in your junior year, you will contact Interim ITI Program Director, Mike Doyle to craft your program of study. In the fall and spring semesters of your senior year, you will take 2 graduate courses per semester in addition to completing your undergraduate requirements.  Those courses will be selected based on your goals and MI program requirements.  These 4 courses (12 credits) will count both as undergraduate (ITI electives) and graduate (MI) requirements as long as your grade for those courses  is B or better. Upon successful completion of coursework in your senior year, you will graduate from the undergraduate program and transition into the graduate program as an MI student.  

Year 5:  Your “+1” year

In your senior year, pending successful completion of the graduate level courses, you will meet with Lilia Pavlovsky, PhD;  MI Program Director  to plan your final year in the graduate program of study. At that point you may be directed to other faculty advisers based on your goals. In this final year, you will be expected to take the appropriate credits for MI program requirements (24 credits total; 8 courses).  You can also take graduate courses in the summer and winter sessions, if appropriate.