Master's Degree

What’s the driving force behind the growth and evolution of virtually every industry? The answer is information. Information permeates every facet of our society, and information professionals are constantly in demand to help businesses maintain and utilize that information in the best ways possible. That’s why this is such an exciting time to pursue a graduate degree in information science. Whether you are interested in developing the next generation of information technologies, helping to create ways to keep data safe, using machines to make decisions, applying data mining to solve real-world problems, or pursuing something else that’s just as impactful, this degree can help you advance these goals.

By enrolling in our Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) degree program, you’ll gain more than just technical expertise; you’ll learn how to connect people with technologies that can enhance lives, businesses, and society. This program provides a strong foundation in information access and retrieval, systems design and management, and human-computer interaction. You’ll work closely with professors who are renowned for their research and learn the groundbreaking advances that are currently in development.

Information Security Specialization

Providing security and assurance to information systems has emerged as one of the most daunting technological and social challenges of recent times. Major corporations and private industry are expending tremendous resources to develop cybersecurity technology to secure their information systems. The School of Computing and Information is pleased to meet the expected demand for professionals trained to protect information systems by offering the security specialization. This track will provide a unique education in the development, design, and deployment of secure information systems with an emphasis on networked information systems. It will produce information technology professionals with the ability to meet special security challenges (e.g., intrusion detection) posed by conventional and emerging network information systems.

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