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.
Synthesize Your Skills with Real-World Experience
This ALA-accredited master's program covers a broad range of interdisciplinary topics related to library science, information processing, information management, and data analysis.
Ranked in the top 25 graduate programs in library and information science by USNews and World Report in 2018, potential employers know this degree means you've got deep knowledge, versatile skills, critical insights, and professional internship experience (more on that below).
Whether you want to pursue a career as a special collections librarian, historic document archivist, intelligence analyst, or information architect, you can build on the strong foundation of this reputable program with a focused concentration that supports your goals.
Program of Study
- The Information Environment
- Information and Knowledge Organization
- Administration of Information Agencies
- Research Methods
See course requirements for your chosen concentration.
Three to five additional classes as advised.
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.
- 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 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
- Information Processing
- Information Sources and Services
Library Branch Manager, Acquisition and Materials Librarian, Instructional Services Specialist, Circulation Supervisor, Collection Development Director, Resource Consultant
- 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
- 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