University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

Introduction

The College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and innovative research, teaching, and service. We educate information professionals and scholars and we create knowledge, systems, and processes to promote the management and use of information.

Our faculty and students come from a range of backgrounds and have experience in industry, law, archives, and government. We stand at the intersection of information, technology, and people and work together to address society’s problems and increase societal good.

The University of Maryland ranks among the nation’s great public research universities, and its iSchool is a leader in shaping the future of information access and management. We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment. We enable discovery, creativity, problem solving, and fun while making the world a better place through our work.

Research at the iSchool focuses on the following areas of expertise:

  • Diversity, Information Accessibility & Inclusive Design
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Knowledge Work, Research & Analysis
  • Smart & Connected Communities
  • Sociotechnical Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Youth, Learning & Technology

The iSchool has educated thousands of information professionals over the last 50 years. Our engaged, award-winning faculty will lead you through the graduate program of your choice:

Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) Master of Information Management (MIM) Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) PhD in Information Studies

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Information Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

The Master of Information Management (MIM) program at the University of Maryland prepares graduates to be industry leaders in information science and technology, maximizing the value of information management solutions and meeting the needs of organizations. [+]

The Master of Information Management (MIM) program at the University of Maryland prepares graduates to be industry leaders in information science and technology, maximizing the value of information management solutions and meeting the needs of organizations. Drawing from management, computer science, information systems, and information science, the MIM program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully collect, process and organize data to efficiently extract information. The MIM program will provide you with an opportunity to build a career in a rapidly growing Information Management field. You will learn to visually communicate quantitative and qualitative messages and to bridge a vital gap in the corporate world between the technical department and the rest of the organization. The MIM program offers two specialization tracks: Information Analysis and Technology Design, allowing students to focus their studies in a particular information management area of their professional interest. The information Analysis track offers Data Analytics or Strategic Management specializations, and the Technology Design track offers specializations in User Experience or Technology Development. Besides this, the MIM program has a: High student employment rate – 95% Perfect location -- proximity to Washington DC, allowing students to benefit from the numerous professional development groups, events, and activities taking place there on a regular basis. Career-focused learning approach, providing students with real practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. The MIM courses, career development events, and professional support are all designed to give the students the best possible preparation for their careers. Through coursework and hands-on experience, students will be prepared for a successful career as Data analysts, Technology Developers and Designers, Organizational Strategy and Planning Managers, User Experience Specialists, Chief Information Officers. Admission Requirements: A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); GRE or GMAT Verbal scores in the 40 percentile or higher, and Quantitative scores in the 60 percentile or higher (when GRE/GMAT scores are required); For international students, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher; One or more years of full-time work experience in IT field (that might include information technology, management, user experience, project management, business analysis, database management, etc.); Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the MIM Admissions webpage. [-]

Master of Library and Information Science

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders in the state, national, and global information society. [+]

The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders in the state, national, and global information society. The fully American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program is a professional degree that provides students with a comprehensive foundation in both research and practice. Our focus on excellence and the core values of diversity and inclusiveness, innovation and creativity, ethical action, civility and collegiality, and openness and accountability make an MLIS from the iSchool unique. The MLIS degree at Maryland's iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities to work with government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and a range of world-renowned libraries, museums, and archives. The iSchool is a leader in the field of library and information science education, offering prominent programs of study in Archives and Digital Curation and School Libraries; while also advancing LIS education by developing unique programs in Youth Experience, Diversity and Inclusion. The combination of responsive coursework, innovative programs, a faculty of noted scholars and professional leaders, and opportunities available only within this region makes an MLIS degree from the University of Maryland an excellent starting point for your career. Students who earn their MLIS from Maryland’s iSchool can expect: A 9:1 student-instructor faculty ratio where students can work closely with dedicated faculty at the top of their field A 90% employment rate within one year of graduation Opportunities for positions in such institutions as the National Archives & Records Administration, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice, and countless public, academic, and special libraries Admissions Requirements Admission to the iSchool MLIS program requires the following: A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale): For international students, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher; Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all of their post-secondary work. Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the MLIS Admissions webpage. [-]

Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction

Campus Full time September 2017 USA College Park

The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) provides the opportunity for advanced, systematic study of how to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide variety of people. [+]

The Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) provides the opportunity for advanced, systematic study of how to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide variety of people. Join us to launch your career, become an HCI leader in industry and government, or take the field to the next level through transformative research. The HCIM’s 30-credit degree may be completed full-time or part-time. Our core curriculum grounds students in the fundamentals of HCI perspectives and methodologies, while electives offer in-depth insight into specialized topics in the field. A required internship experience provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the HCI specialty area of their choice, and the choice of a thesis or capstone project allows students to demonstrate the skills they’ve acquired in the form best suited to their career goals. With its interdisciplinary faculty, the HCIM program integrates information studies, computer science, education, psychology and engineering, uniquely positioning our graduates to take on the challenges of the rapidly changing information technology landscape. Admission Criteria: All applicants to the College of Information Studies must meet the minimum requirements set by the University of Maryland Graduate School. These are: Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent from a non-US institution) Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior coursework Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all their post-secondary work Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the HCIM Admissions webpage. Students may apply to the program even if they have no prior programming experience. In such cases, the student will be required to take a programming course, as many HCIM classes require proficiency in programming. [-]

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University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

Address 4105 Hornbake Building, South Wing / 4130 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742, United States
Website http://ischool.umd.edu/
Phone +1 301-405-2033