Graduates from our research-oriented Master of Science in Information Science program will be equipped to take on a leadership role in organizations that examine and explore new ways of working, communicating, and creating and affecting change in the world.
Students acquire and hone the fundamentals of research inquiry with an interdisciplinary information science lens, building relevant skills for transforming a breadth of fields where data and information increasingly play a central role: traditional and social media, health and medicine, safety-critical systems, energy, transportation and more.
Students in our master's program can choose between a thesis or non-thesis option.
Thesis plan: 6 thesis hour credits (INFO 6950), typically taken over two semesters (3 credit hours each). A thesis defense with 3 committee members and submission of the thesis to the Graduate School are required.
Non-thesis plan: 6 credits taken as a graduate-level independent study (INFO 5841) over two semesters (3 credit hours each) with an INFO faculty member. Students will complete one or more in-depth research projects as part of this plan; however, a formal thesis document and oral presentation/defense are not required.