Master of Information Management (MIM)

Become a Leader in Information and Technology in any Organization.

The Master of Information Management (MIM) degree prepares students to become strategic leaders in the use of information and technology in any organization. Students develop expertise in data analytics, data visualization, information technology development and deployment, information strategy and governance, and cybersecurity.

Through a multidisciplinary curriculum that draws from business, computer and information sciences, and social sciences, this degree program addresses the growing and unique need for information professionals who understand complex social and organizational issues.

Located just outside the nation’s capital, students have access to all of the social, cultural, internship, and job opportunities that Washington D.C. has to offer.

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Curriculum & Online Options


The Master of Information Management (MIM) program equips students with the technical and analytical skills to lead organizations in data-driven decision making, technology development, and information governance and security. The innovative MIM curriculum also infuses education in business management, design, and the social sciences to address the growing and unique need for information professionals who understand complex social and organizational issues.

The MIM degree requires you to complete 36 credit hours:

  • 4 Core Courses (12 Credits) that provide a foundation of skills and knowledge related to information, technology, user analysis, and management.
  • 6 Elective Courses (18 Credits) that allow students to focus on career preparation in areas such as Cyber Threat Intelligence, Data Science & Analytics, Game and Entertainment Analytics, Information Risk Management, and Smart Cities and Connected Communities.
  • 2 Capstone Project Courses (6 Credits)

Learn more about the MIM curriculum and course planning.

Create a schedule that works for you:

We offer both in-person and online classes, daytime and evening, allowing you the flexibility to create a hybrid schedule that works for you. We do not offer this program fully online.

As a student in the program, you can choose to participate full-time and earn your degree in as little as two years – or take your time and set your own pace. Part-time students typically complete the program in three to four years. You may switch between full-time and part-time enrollment during your time as a student.

Career Paths

As a result of the Master of Information Management’s unique curriculum, practical skills training, and hands-on learning opportunities, our graduates are prepared to apply their skills directly and immediately in their careers – resulting in our 99% job placement rate.

Career paths:

MIM students can choose to tailor their course load to focus areas, developing expert-level skills within specific career paths:

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Game and Entertainment Analytics
  • Information Risk Management
  • Smart Cities and Connected Communities

Click here to learn more about these focus areas.

Graduates work at: Accenture, Adobe, Bloomberg, BlueCrossBlueShield, Capital One, Deloitte, Honda, IBM, IRS, J.P. Morgan, Library of Congress, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, US Department of Defense, Washington Post, World Bank, and many more top organizations.

Graduate placement rate: (2021 UMD Career Center survey): 96.5% placement (employment or continued education); 95% of graduates report that their education at the UMD INFO College supported their career goals.

Meet MIM alumni: Click here to meet some of our MIM alumni.

Click here to learn more about MIM career paths.

Hands-On Learning

Through internships, class projects, capstone projects, and events, students build relationships with the INFO College’s 400+ top industry and government partners, such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Adobe, PayPal, Capital One, Fidelity, World Bank, CISCO, Verizon Wireless, PBS, Nickelodeon, Blackboard, Honda, American Airlines, BlueCross BlueShield, NIH, IRS, U.S. Dept of Defense, Smithsonian, National Archives, Department of the Interior, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post.

Our students also have opportunities for hands-on learning at the INFO College’s world-renowned research centers and labs.

Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

With a history of activism, the UMD INFO College continues today to champion accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and democratization of information. Our faculty, staff, and 2500+ students, who come to us from over 63 countries (30% from underrepresented groups and 45% female), create a welcoming and encouraging environment. Diversity and inclusion is central to the mission of the college and is seen across courses, research, scholarship, events, and community development.

UMD is known for its bustling, social culture. Over 40% of our students are involved in student organizations at the college or at the university. Click here to learn more about student life at UMD.

UMD is also committed to a shared vision for the entire campus community, known as TerrapinSTRONG — a shared understanding and set of values from which we work to improve the sense of community, connection, and inclusion on our campus. Learn more about TerrapinSTRONG.

Tuition / Costs


  • In-State (Maryland resident) tuition and fees will amount to approximately $34,200 to complete 36 credit hours.
  • Out-of-State tuition and fees will amount to approximately $69,500 to complete 36 credit hours.

View our detailed breakdown of tuition & fees.

Financial Aid

The UMD INFO College provides financial aid to select current students who demonstrate academic excellence. Students may also reduce their tuition costs by serving as a TA or GA at UMD, but please note that these positions are competitive. There are also additional sources of financial aid offered by the University and by outside sources. Learn more about financial aid.

Admissions / Pre-Reqs

Application Deadline:

The deadline for international students to apply to the Master of Information Management (MIM) program is early February each year for admission to the following Fall (August) semester. For domestic (US) applicants, the best consideration date is early February and the final application deadline is late May. A new cohort starts each Fall. We do not have Spring semester admissions for the MIM program.

Application Requirements:

  • Must have earned a 4-year baccalaureate degree
  • 3.0 GPA on prior undergraduate or graduate work
  • GRE or GMAT scores are optional, they are not required
  • A TOEFL,  IELTS, or PTE score is required for international applicants (more information below)
  • Complete the UMD Graduate School application
  • Complete the supplemental MIM application of five questions (max 150 word responses each)
  • $75 application fee

You will be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores if you do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution or from one of the English speaking countries. Please check on the list of English speaking countries and options for providing evidence of English proficiency here.

  • Note: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is required.
  • See the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency Requirements for instructions on submitting scores. The University of Maryland’s TOEFL Institution Code is 5814.
  • You can find English language proficiency requirements here. Please note that your English proficiency scores (including listening, writing, reading, and speaking sub-scores) must satisfy the criteria for full enrollment to be accepted to the MIM program. MIM is a very rigorous program that requires an excellent command of the English language. Therefore, Bridge and Intensive English programs are not an option for applicants to the MIM program. Please see the minimum English Proficiency Scores Requirements for full MIM admission:
    • iBT TOEFL: Total 96 (Speaking 22, Listening 24, Reading 26, Writing 24)
    • IELTS: Overall 7 (Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7, Speaking 6.5)
    • PTE: Total: 68 (Writing 68)

For international students: The MIM Program is STEM-eligible under CIP code 11.0401

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