Information Science Master of Science Degree

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: IST 601, 602, and 614 (9 credits)
  2. Research and statistics competency: IST 608 (3 credits)
  3. Internship: IST 678 (3 credits)

B. Concentration courses: (21 credits)

  1. Archives and Records Administration
    Required courses: IST546, 547, 654 or 660, 656 (12 credits)
    Supporting courses as advised: 9 credits
  2. Library and Information Services
    Required courses: IST603, 605 (6 credits)  
    Supporting courses as advised: 15 credits
  3. Information Management and Technology
    Required courses: IST 533, 560, 565, 611 (12 credits)
    Supporting courses as advised: 9 credits
  4. Intelligence Analysis
    Required courses: IST667, EHC557 (6 credits)
    Required tool: IST529 (3 credits)
    Supporting courses as advised: 12 credits
  5. Data Analytics
    Required courses: IST506, INF624 (6 credits)
    Required tool: IST529 (3 credits)
    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.