Master of Science in Information Science

Information permeates every facet of our society, and information professionals are constantly in demand to help businesses, schools, and governments maintain and utilize information in the best ways possible.

That’s why the information science field is so meaningful; by knowing how to best collect, analyze, and use information, you can create solutions to all sorts of societal issues. Whether you are interested in developing the next generation of information technologies, helping to create ways to keep data safe, applying data mining to solve real-world problems, or pursuing something else that’s just as impactful, our Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) can help you advance these goals.

By earning our graduate degree, you’ll gain more than just technical expertise—you’ll learn how to connect people with technologies that can enhance lives, businesses, and society.

Information Security Specialization

Between our increased reliance on tech and cyber threat actors inventing more complex ways to breach networks, providing security and assurance to information systems has emerged as one of the most daunting yet crucial technological and social challenges of recent times.

The Information Security specialization within the Master of Science in Information Science track provides a unique education in the development, design, and deployment of secure information systems with an emphasis on networked information systems. With our information security specialization, you’ll be able to meet special security challenges posed by conventional and emerging network information systems to protect data and networks.

For additional information, please visit the School of Computing and Information website.

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