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Master of Information (MI)

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

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.

“The MI program at SC&I takes students in creative, innovative directions. Prepare for a dynamic field in leadership and innovation across diverse information and technological landscapes.”

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)


Easy to Apply

Request information on the application requirements, deadlines, scholarships and awards, transfer credits, and guidelines for international students.

Attention International Applicants:
Due to unforeseen regulation changes, international applicants cannot apply for the MI on campus program for a Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 program start term. The MI program will accept international applications for the MI on campus program with a start term of Fall 2024 and onward. Please note, international applicants can continue to apply to the MI fully online program. Further information is listed under Guidelines for International Students.

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