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Master of Information (MI)


  • U.S. resident deadline: December 1
  • International student deadline: November 1

 Submit your completed application by the appropriate deadline to register for the Spring 2023 semester.

Get the Right Credentials to Advance Your Career

Real-world skills translate to career success. The ALA-accredited Master of Information (MI) program at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information (SC&I) equips you with the skills you need to succeed in the continually evolving information industry. Whether you’re seeking a career in librarianship, information science, information management, archives and preservation, or interaction design, the MI program provides the flexibility and collaborative interaction you need to prepare for a top position. Use data science and technology to leverage your career. Work with expert faculty. Our online course availability provides flexible options that support work/life balance and enable you to earn your advanced degree in 18-24 months with full-time study or 24-36 months with part-time study.

“Never has the role of information in society been as important as it is today. In a field characterized by change, the MI areas of study focus on disciplinary foundations and tools as well as on social impacts of information and the technology that delivers it.”

Lilia Pavlovsky, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Master of Information Program

Why Choose Our MI Program?



Complete 36 credits to earn your degree. Build your career goals around these areas of concentration:

  • Archives and Preservation
  • Data Science
  • Interaction Design and Informatics 
  • Library and Information Science
  • School Librarianship
  • Technology, Information and Management
  • Design your own pathway

Internship opportunities available for credit in contexts ranging from corporate to schools, universities, archives and museums.

Semester Options

Admissions is offered on a rolling basis: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Complete the MI in 18-24 months with full-time study or 24-36 months with part-time study.


Flexible Study Options

Take advantage of flexible course options:

  • 100% online option
  • On-campus classes meet once a week
  • Faculty engagement in both online and on-campus courses

Stand Out From the Crowd

Only 13% of Americans have an advanced degree. (U.S. Census Bureau)

On average, those with a master’s degree earn over 17% more per year than those with a bachelor’s degree. (U.S. News & World Report)


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