About the UMD INFO College

Expanding the frontiers of how information and technology are accessed and used


#2 in USA
Master of Library and Information Science Online
#4 in USA
Master of Library and Information Science
#9 in USA
Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction
#3 in USA
University of Maryland as a Public University


The University of Maryland (UMD) College of Information Studies, also known as the INFO College, is a top-ranked research and teaching college in the field of information science, located just outside Washington DC.

At INFO, faculty, staff, and students together 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 an evolving world.

Throughout all of our endeavors, we are committed to utilizing information and technology for good – to connect communities, empower individuals, and create opportunities.

Info Challenge Events

Each year the UMD INFO College annually hosts two week-long Info Challenge events. At both events, students are teamed up to solve real data, security, and design challenges for organizations who provide data sets. Teams win prizes, build their resumes, and gain valuable networking experience. This is offered to college students as a state-wide competition in February. In July, this is offered to Maryland high school students in a summer camp format, with in-person and virtual options.

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What is an iSchool?

Information Colleges and Schools, also called iSchools, are members of the iSchools Inc. organization, which brings together Information Colleges/Schools dedicated to advancing the information field. The UMD INFO College is a proud member of the iSchool organization and movement.

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