Fall 2024 Deadline
U.S. Residents and International Students
Applications are considered on a rolling basis
For a September program start, the application deadline is July 1, 2024

Master of Information

The design of the Master of Information (MI) program engages students from a wide variety of professional and academic contexts to focus on information: its creation, organization, classification, retrieval, preservation, management and use. Built upon the values and foundations of Library and Information Science, the MI program focuses on the integral relationships between people, information and technology.

Intense Preparation for a Dynamic Field

The mission of the Master of Information 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.

  • 36-credit program
  • 1.5 to 2 years with full-time study (at least 9 credits/term)
  • 2 to 3 years with part-time study (fewer than 9 credits/term)
  • 100% online option
  • Faculty actively engage within the virtual classroom through discussions, projects, lectures, group work, etc.
  • On-campus classes meet once a week

Concentrations Span the Profession

Program Goals

Graduates of Rutgers’ MI program will be able to:

  • Analyze, identify and describe the information needs, problems, challenges and goals of individuals, groups, communities and organizations
  • Design, develop and implement innovative and interactive information systems, services, technologies, instruction, policies and organizational structures that address identified needs, problems, challenges and goals
  • Use measurable criteria to evaluate effectiveness of systems, programs and services
  • Represent, include and advocate for the interests of diverse colleagues, professionals, clients, patrons, user groups and citizens to ensure equitable intellectual and physical access and use
  • Lead, innovate and serve as agents of change in the information professions and respective communities
  • Enact and uphold ethically grounded policies and practices that demonstrate knowledge relating to privacy, access, copyright intellectual property, intellectual freedom, diversity and security
  • Consider and deploy information solutions as cultural, social, intellectual and technological goods serving human actors in local, national and global societal contexts
  • Uphold professional and academic community standards for ethical information practices, accessibility, uses, and user-centered systems design, in support of tenets

In Good Company

SC&I’s MI is one of the most respected programs of its kind and has a strong network of alumni professionals. 

International Learning Opportunities

MI students have an opportunity to study abroad at Wroxton College for summer 2023.

AlA accreditated

ALA Accredited

The MI has been awarded full reaccreditation through fall 2025 from the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation.

Maintaining the program’s long held status.



US MI Ranking

U.S. News and World Report, 2022 rankings

SC&I’s MI program currently ranks:

#6 overall program nationally

#2 for school library media

#6 for digital librarianship

#3 for services for children and youth

#10 for information systems



Founding Member

The iSchools organization was founded in 2005 by a collective of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century.

SC&I belongs to the iCaucus, the consortium’s governing group.


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MI Colloquium and LIS Events 2023-2024

October 26, 2023, Cataloging with the Homosaurus

Jay L. Colbert: Library Director at the Longy School of Music of Bard College – Editorial Board for Homosaurus

Link to the colloquium

November 8, 2023, Twitters X-Treme changes: What they mean for the future of public discourse

Tawfiq Ammari:  Assistant Professor of LIS at SC&I 

Link to the colloquium

February 29, 2024, How online platforms govern user activities and why that matters

Shagun Jhaver: Assistant Professor of LIS at SC&I

Link to the colloquium 

March 21, 2024, Misinformation on Encrypted Social Networks

Kiran Garimella: Assistant Professor of LIS at SC&I

April 10, 2024, LIS Research Committee Symposium

Library & Information Science Research Committee Symposium:  Rethinking the Future: People-centered Information and Communication Practices. The event was organized by the Department of Library and Information Science Assistant Research Development committee, the event was headed by Assistant Professor Britt Paris; Associate Professor Charles Senteio; and Assistant Professors E.E. Lawrence and Kiran Garimella.

Link to the article

April 16, 2024, SCARLA - Post MI-Employment: The First Five Years
  • SCARLA - Post MI-Employment: The First Five Years.
    • Panelists
    • Michael Murphy, RU MI ’22, Politics, Policy, and Data Librarian at Seton Hall University
    • Chelsea Rizzolo, RU MI ’20, Instructor / Librarian at Brookdale Community College
    • Victoria Sun, RU MI ’23, Business & Research Support Services Librarian at Penn Libraries

"This year's Colloquium speaker series lineup and SCARLA post-graduate event featured topics ranging from cataloging to social media platform studies to mis- and disinformation, to career pathways in the first five years.  These guest speaker and networking events are integral to our students' learning and professional development, enriching their graduate experience by showcasing the research and academic achievements of SC&I LIS faculty, connecting students with renowned LIS leaders, and facilitating partnerships with organizations like Beta Phi Mu.  We are incredibly grateful to our speakers for their pivotal contributions to our MI student's academic experience. " 

Connie Pascal, Ph.D., Lecturer III - Library and Information Science Department