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Online or On-Campus

Master of Information (MI) Online or On-campus

The MI program offers students the opportunity to study fully online, on campus or in a hybrid format.

 Online Learning Option  On-Campus/Hybrid Learning Option

Course work for the online program is conducted entirely online, with the same requirements as on-campus students. Designed primarily for part-time study, a typical course load online is six credits (two courses) per semester.

Students can opt to take an entire course load on campus.  However, there may be exceptions to this commitment due to course rotation, student scheduling, and other circumstances that require students to enroll in a online course.

Full-time faculty members or highly qualified part-time instructors teach online classes. The classes are NOT structured as self-paced tutorials and require full, weekly engagement with peers and professors. Class size is limited to ensure interaction among students and teachers in every class.

Given programming and other learning opportunities that are now available, many students can expect to take at least a few courses online whether they are part of the MI curriculum, or part of another program.

The online program was built with generous funding from the federal agency of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

On-campus classes typically meet once a week and are scheduled throughout the day.

  • Can be completed 100% online (including orientation)
  • Interaction between students and faculty is critically important to online learning.
  • Our course format is asynchronous, meaning students will not have to log in at a specific time to meet for class.
  • Average Class Size: ranges from 10-23
  • Take courses 100% on campus or partially online
  • Engage with the MI-SC&I community in face-to-face contexts
  • Explore opportunities on campus and within our local communities, including New York City, Princeton, and Philadelphia
  • Average Class: ranges from 10-25

For more information about the online program, please visit Rutgers Online.