The College of Information Studies, Maryland’s primary center for graduate education, research and service in the field of information studies, was founded in the fall of 1965.
The iSchool is part of the University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/research universities-extensive and the original 1862 land grant institution in Maryland.
College Park is 10 miles, a short Metrorail ride, from Washington, D.C., and only 25 miles from Baltimore. The area is a cosmopolitan center of cultural and intellectual activity and political power that is the hub of the information industry and home to hundreds of libraries, archives and other information organizations.
Total College Park enrollment is about 37,000 with a graduate student enrollment of more than 10,000.
iSchool enrollment averages 515 students.
The College is ranked 10th in the nation among Library Science programs by U.S. News & World Report.
The College offers graduate study leading to the Master of Library Science, the Master of Information Management, Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The College also offers a dual-degree master’s program in History/Library Science (HiLS) granting the MLS and MA in History degrees.