The Master of Information (MI) program within SC&I’s Library and Information Science Department (LIS), has been ranked number six (tied with Syracuse and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), on the “Library & Information Studies” top schools list in “U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 edition of ‘Best Graduate Schools.” The SC&I MI program’s ranking has risen when compared to the last time it was ranked in 2018.
Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., Chair of the LIS Department, said, “The rise in our overall national ranking is exciting and reflects the dynamic restructuring of our MI program, as well as the excellent national and international reputations of our faculty. The LIS department is in a sustained period of growth with six new faculty hired over the past two years and yet another active search in progress.”
According to the “US News and World Report” website, SC&I’s MI program was compared to “55 master's degree programs in library and information studies in the U.S. that are accredited by the American Library Association.”
The SC&I MI Program was also ranked number six for digital librarianship and rose in the rankings to number three for services for children and youth. The full list of SC&I’s rankings is available on the “US News and World Report” website.
While U.S. News Rankings recognizes that it’s not possible for them to quantify all of the attributes of every university ranked or measure every consideration that will impact a student’s decision to choose one graduate school over another, U.S. News and World Report states that their graduate school rankings can help students weigh “concrete factors such as faculty-student ratio and placement success upon graduation.”
"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," said Lilia Pavlovsky, Ph.D., Director of the MI program. "Built upon the values and foundations of Library and Information Science, the MI program focuses on the integral relationships between people, information and technology."
The mission of the MI program is to enable its graduates 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 the gateway to making a significant contribution to organizational leadership, information management, community and social development.