Information Science Master of Science Degree

The Data Analytics concentration has changed as of Fall 2023. Students admitted Summer 2023 and prior should refer to the archived degree requirements found here. The name of the Data Analytics concentration has changed to Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics as of Fall 2024.

Program Leading to the Master of Science in Information Science Degree

The graduate program in information science is accredited by the American Library Association and prepares students for careers in public, academic, and other public sector libraries; government agencies; archives and records management centers; private sector information centers; producers of bibliographic, abstracting and indexing, and other online databases; information management and systems in a wide range of government, library, corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Program of Study (36 Credits)

A. Required courses: (15 Credits)

  1. Core courses: 9 credits
    • Ist 601The Information Environment (3)
    • Ist 602 Information and Knowledge Organization (3)
    • Ist 614 Administration of Information Agencies
  2. Research and statistics competency: Ist 608 Research Methods (3)
  3. Internship: Ist 678 Internship - Information Science (3)

B. Concentration courses: (21 credits)

  1. Archives and Records Administration
    • Ist 546 Fundamentals of Records Management (3)
    • Ist 547 Electronic Record Management (3) 
    • Ist 654 Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries (3) or Ist 660 Archival Representation (3)
    • Ist 656 Archives and Manuscripts (3)
    • Supporting courses as advised: 9 credits
  2. Library and Information Services
    • Ist 603 Information Processing (3)
    • Ist 605 Information Sources and Services (3)
    • Supporting courses as advised: 15 credits
  3. Information Management and Technology
    • Ist 533 Information Storage and Retrieval (3)
    • Ist 560 Information and Public Policy (3)
    • Ist 565 Human Information Behavior (3)
    • Ist 611 Information Systems (3)
    • Supporting courses as advised: 9 credits
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics - curriculum updated as of Fall 2023, name updated Fall 2024
    • Ist 506 Database Systems and Data Analysis (3)
    • Inf 624 Predictive Modeling (3)
    • Required tool: Inf 528 Analysis, Visualization, and Prediction in Analytics (3)
    • Supporting courses as advised: 12 credits

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.