ITI Dual Degree

ITI Dual Degree

Dual BA and MI Degree pathway: for Rutgers Information Technology & Informatics (ITI) majors

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

Watch and hear Dean Jonathan Potter explore our new dual degree program.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Fall admission: June 15
  • Spring admission: November 15
Final admission decisions will be made after the deadline dates. Admission decisions are based on evidence of high-achievement.  Space is limited.

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.

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 Mike Doyle; Interim ITI Program Director 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.