× NOTICE: The MSIS Program requirements were recently changed. The current handbook reflects these new changes, but some students may continue to follow the old requirements. If you need to refer to the previous handbook, you can do so here: MSIS Graduate Program Degree Requirements (Rev. 08/24/2016).

Our competitive Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) degree offers a pathway to a successful career, now and into the future. The professional program attracts students from an array of undergraduate and professional backgrounds including business, psychology, anthropology, engineering, art history, music, and architecture. As the field of information rapidly expands within the digital age, iSchool students engage in a flexible curriculum that provides the tools necessary to study, manage, and innovate the information systems around us. We are committed to accelerating your career prospects for a leadership role in the years ahead.

For a comprehensive description of the MSIS program and its admissions procedures, see the MSIS Program Handbook and the MSIS Admissions Handbook.View MSIS student achievement data.

Curriculum Overview

Our versatile curriculum is comprised of 36 semester hours of coursework:

  • 24 hours must be in graduate-level information studies, including 3 hours in one core knowledge course and a 3 hour Capstone Experience course.
  • 12 hours of elective courses (in other subject areas, if desired)

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Tailored Programs

Customize your degree to your own interests through Endorsements of Specialization, Certificates of Advanced Study, and other unique degree offerings.
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Our MSIS students leave equipped with the skills to enter the diverse field of information, with 75% of students finding employment within three months of graduation.
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Learn about the academic interests and professional goals of iSchool Masters students.

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