• "Preparing the next generation of information professionals and changemakers."

Master of Information Management (MIM)

The Master of Information Management (MIM) at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) equips students to become leaders in the information and technology industry.

Students develop expertise in data analytics, data visualization, information technology development, and information strategy and governance.

Through an innovative curriculum that draws from management, computer science, information systems, and information science, this degree program addresses the growing and unique need for information professionals who understand complex social and organizational issues.

Our students learn how to:

  • Transform information and data into actionable knowledge that drives decision-making and helps to solve real-world social and organizational challenges
  • Lead efforts to develop organizations' information management capabilities through policies, systems, and services
  • Assess and meet users’ information needs
  • Develop and deploy emerging technologies
  • Manage high-value information resources
  • Advise on ethical, political, social, and technical issues related to information management

This unique combination of knowledge areas, coupled with our hands-on learning approach, prepares our graduates to apply their skills directly and immediately in their careers – resulting in our 99% job placement rate within one year of graduation. Our program also offers part-time options and a flexible schedule, ideal for working professionals.

Career Paths

► Data Analytics & Visualization to Drive Organizational Decision-Making

Students learn how to analyze and transform data into meaningful insights that drive social and organizational decision making. Graduates become data scientists, data analysts, business analysts, data visualization specialists, market research analysts, information taxonomists, digital marketing specialists.

► Technology Development & Deployment in Organizations

Students learn how to assess and develop technology and applications that meet the information and data needs of businesses, organizations, and their users. Graduates become technology and application designers, product developers, interactive designers, IT solutions designers, web developers, information architects, business technology consultants.

► Organizational Information Strategy & Governance

Students learn how to assess, manage, and advance information and technology systems in any organization. Graduates become chief data officers, directors of information governance and policy, systems administrators, information compliance specialists, database architects, directors of information assurance, digital records managers.

Engagement with the college's powerhouse industry and government partners, along with close proximity to Washington DC, allows Master of Information Management students to have unmatched networking and career opportunities during their time at the UMD iSchool. Graduates work for federal and local government offices, the intelligence community, public sector organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private companies. 

Hands-On Approach to Learning

At the UMD iSchool, we believe one of the best approaches to learning is doing. 400+ top industry and government partners provide unequaled applied learning opportunities for our Master of Information Management students, such as course and capstone projects, internships, and discussions at the college led by industry experts. Partners include Amazon, Google, Adobe, Pepsi, Verizon, Capital One, US Department of Defense, and many more. Students also have opportunities to volunteer at the college's world-renowned research centers.

"The skills I’m learning in the iSchool are preparing me to be a leader in the information industry. I’m learning how to use data analytics and business analytics to help clients reach decisions that are beneficial."
– Alexandria Porter, MIM Student 2018

Rankings and Fast Facts

  • 1st MIM degree offered in the USA (learn more about MIM’s history)
  • 99% of MIM alumni are employed within one year of graduating
  • Certified STEM OPT Program
  • Award-winning faculty including 2 ACM Fellows and 4 NSF Career Grants
  • UMD #3 Public University – Princeton Review
  • UMD #7 University for Entrepreneurship – Princeton Review
  • UMD #15 Most Innovative School – U.S. News & World Report
  • Located just outside Washington, D.C.

Student Life, Culture & Diversity

The UMD iSchool is a diverse community, with students from over 49 countries, a third of our students are from underrepresented groups, and nearly half of our students are female. Master of Information Management students enjoy many opportunities for an active student life with hundreds of on-campus student organizations (including UMD iSchool student organizations), recreational sports, fitness centers, community service opportunities, and many eateries and social spots. The college is also located just minutes from Washington DC, the nation's capital, which offers innumerable opportunities to explore history and culture.

Admissions & Tuition

Please visit our Admissions page to learn more about the Master of Information Management admissions requirements and the application process. You can also find information about tuition and fees on the university student financial services site.

The MIM program is STEM Certified: international students can apply to work in the US for up to three years after graduation via the U.S. Homeland Security's STEM OPT program. Please visit UMD's OPT STEM extension webpage for more information.

Want More Information?

Explore the Master of Information Management program through a virtual information session and browse our Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, please contact the UMD iSchool Graduate Student Services Office.