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Master of Science 

Information Science

Program of Study

Core Courses

  • The Information Environment
  • Information and Knowledge Organization
  • Administration of Information Agencies
  • Research Methods

Concentration Courses

See course requirements for your chosen concentration.

Supporting Courses

Three to five additional classes as advised.

See graduate bulletin for details.


The M.S. of Information Science is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Student achievement and retention data, and information about the accreditation review can be found on our Accreditation and Assessment page.

Required Internship (150 hours)

Gain practical experience applying your knowledge to real-world problems while you receive professional guidance and personal feedback from an expert in the field.

The internship component of this program gives you 150 hours of experience working in an information services agency under the supervision of an on-site mentor.

As an intern, you will complete an on-site project that can be featured in your portfolio. There is also an academic component consisting of a reflective journal, class or individual meetings with faculty, and a paper or project report.

Concentrations and Careers
Archives and Records Administration

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Records Management
  • Electronic Record Management
  • Archives and Manuscripts
  • Archival Representation or Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries


Special Collections Librarian, Archival Project Manager, Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian, Records Management Specialist, Preservation Projects Manager

Information Management and Technology

Required Courses

  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Information and Public Policy
  • Human Information Behavior
  • Information Systems


Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Interactive Designer, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Web Project Manager, User Experience and Usability Specialist

Library and Information Services

Required Courses

  • Information Processing
  • Information Sources and Services


Library Branch Manager, Acquisition and Materials Librarian, Instructional Services Specialist, Circulation Supervisor, Collection Development Director, Resource Consultant

Intelligence Analysis

Required Courses

  • Text Analysis
  • Intelligence Analysis Research Seminar
  • Introduction to Legal Research


Analytic Methodologist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Policy Research Statistician, Competitive Intelligence Strategy Consultant, Crime Data Analyst

Data Analytics

Required Courses

  • Text Analysis
  • Database Systems and Data Analysis

Jobs: Data Integration Specialist, Research Information Analyst, Data Management Officer, Risk Assessor, Performance Measurement Manager, Web Analytics Director

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Applied Learning

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity provides an experiential learning component to all students. Through authentic simulations, work with real-world clients, and research in contemporary and highly relevant topics, students will further their classroom learning in an applied environment. The college partners with various offices, agencies and centers that help to provide research and training opportunities for students, academics, and professionals.