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
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
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)