About the UMD iSchool

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

At the UMD iSchool, 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.




What is an iSchool?

Information Schools, or iSchools, study how people access and use information, with a commitment to universal access, user design, and applications that benefit individuals and communities. iSchools are members of the iSchools Inc. organization, which brings together Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field.

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Info Challenge Events

Each year the University of Maryland College of Information Studies 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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