About the iSchool


About Us

We are expanding the frontiers of how people access and use information and technology in an evolving world.

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies, also known as the UMD iSchool, is driven by the pursuit of big ideas and new discoveries that empower people and inspire communities. From labs to libraries, we are combining principles of information science with cutting edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used in government, education, business, social media, and more.

Located just outside of Washington, D.C., the iSchool provides unmatched research, internship, and career opportunities with government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses that shape information science and policy.

Areas of Expertise

Archives and Digital Records Management

Health Information Technology Design

Human-Computer Interaction

Inclusive and Accessible Technology Design

Information and Technology Design for Smart and Sustainable Communities

Library and Information Science

Participatory Technology Design for Youth

Sociotechnical Cybersecurity and Privacy

Fast Facts

Founded in 1965

Ranked #8 in the USA

810 Students from 15 Countries

Student Body is 64% Female, 36% Male

47 Faculty and 24 Staff

2 ACM Fellows

2 LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Awards

6 NSF or IMLS Career Grants

$39.2M Research Funding in 2013-2017 (5 YRS)

7000+ Alumni