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UMD iSchool Academics

Preparing students to succeed as information professionals, we offer cutting-edge degree and certificate programs that expertly combine theory with practical professional skills. In our degree programs, students can select from a range of specializations to craft their ideal degree. Depending on the program, our coursework is offered at the university’s College Park campus, the Universities at Shady Grove, or online. 

Our graduates become Archivists, Records Managers, Digital Asset Curators, Librarians, Museum Professionals, Information Architects, Systems Analysts, Data Content Managers, Data Analysts & Scientists, Big Data Specialists, Database Developers, Business Analysts, User Experience Specialists, Technology Interface Designers, Web Developers, Mobile Developers, Health Informatics Managers, and more. They work for top organizations like Google, Yale University, National Library of Medicine, Adobe Systems, Microsoft, Capital One, Accenture, Cisco, American Express, National Institutes of Health, Library of Congress, and the National Archives.

Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)

A BSIS degree prepares students to become information professionals who are on the forefront of tomorrow’s information and technology needs, whether it’s designing solutions, creating systems, or leading teams.

Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM)

The HCIM program prepares students to create innovative technologies that transform the way people connect to information. Our students learn to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are usable and appealing.

Master of Information Management (MIM)

The MIM degree equips students to become strategic leaders in the use of information and technology in any organization, mastering data analytics and visualization, technology development and deployment, and information governance.

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

The MLIS program prepares students to support information institutions such as libraries, museums, and archives, innovate to meet the information needs of communities, and advocate for inclusivity, accessibility, and literacy.

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies (Ph.D.)

Doctoral students in the Ph.D. program learn how to address the hardest social and technical problems of today and tomorrow. Students work side-by-side with world-renowned faculty to conduct research on pressing information issues.

Continuing Education

Professional education options that allow information professionals to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to advance, change, or refocus their careers.