Graduate Programs

The School of Information graduate programs prepare students for the many and varied careers, which can be found wherever information and information technologies are at work: in public, academic, and special libraries; entrepreneurial businesses; large corporations; consulting and research groups; legal firms; all levels of educational institutions; a wide spectrum of non-profit organizations, such as museums, archives and medical institutions; as well as local, state, national and international government agencies.

Admission to the School of Information requires approval of both the University and the School itself.  Each application is considered on its own merits and is reviewed holistically.  Our admissions committee makes its recommendation after reviewing an application in its entirety:  personal statement, resume, official transcripts and graduate admissions entrance exam scores.  While work experience and positive recommendations are a benefit to any application, the admissions committee must also consider the past academic performance.

Our full-time, Research I University faculty is comprised of information professionals with expertise developed from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds.  Since 1996, our groundbreaking online graduate education program has combined quality and convenience for an exceptional online learning experience.

We offer two versions of our Master's and Specialist degree programs: one is 100% online and the other is a hybrid on-campus/online program. Online courses generally have a synchronous class meeting time scheduled one night on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from either 6pm - 8pm ET or 8pm - 10pm ET. Weekly synchronous class meetings have required attendance and students can participate from anywhere they have a reliable internet connection with a headset/microphone connection. Our graduate certificates are offered completely online and our Ph.D. program is a campus-based program.