The Masters of Science in Information (INFOMS) provides a course-based degree targeted at future information professionals.
Through highly interdisciplinary curriculum, community interaction opportunities, and emphasis on information engagement, the MS-I program aims to produce generations of information professionals and researchers who have the knowledge, skill, and ability to collaborate across disciplines to solve real-world information problems and address grand information challenges of today and the future.
The School of Information is well positioned to provide world-class graduate education in many of the sub-disciplines of Information. In particular, our faculty has expertise to support graduate education in Information Ethics, Intellectual Property Rights, Information and Social Network Analysis, Computational Intelligence, Data Science, Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics, as well as Biodiversity and Ecological Informatics. The School is actively engaged in collaborative research in other departments around the University of Arizona as well as other U.S. and international universities and research institutes.
The number of units to complete the degree is 30 units of credit.
The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the how, what, where, when, and why of technology and data but how to apply that knowledge. At the University of Arizona’s School of Information, we have faculty and students engaged in research and education around all aspects of the information sciences without regard for disciplinary boundaries. We do research in: artificial intelligence; data management and curation; computer vision; computer-mediated communication and learning; natural language processing; social networking; human computer interfaces; dark networks; computational art creation; eCommerce, eGovernment, and eHealth; computational music; library sciences; educational and entertainment technologies; and much more.
We are preparing our graduates to be the doers, thinkers, solvers, and game-changers, not only of the problems and opportunities we see now, but also of the myriad scenarios we can’t yet imagine but are sure to arise during our students’ lifetimes.
Please complete this online application for admission to the Graduate College with a mandatory application fee. As part of the online application, you are required to submit the following materials. Please do not email or mail these materials to the School of Information or Graduate College. These materials are to be uploaded to your online application:
Please email official e-Transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the institution or mail one (1) official transcript to the following address (do not send to the Graduate College). Official transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended are required.
School of Information
The University of Arizona
1103 E. 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
The GRE will be waived for applicants who have, in recent years, taken 2 or more college-level math courses, and 2 or more college-level computer programming courses with grades of a B or better in those courses. The GRE may be waived on a case-by-case basis for applicants who have significant recent math and programming experience in the industry; such applicants should make the case for why their GRE should be waived in their statement of introduction and interest.
Financial support will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s potential to become qualified information professionals or effective researchers in Information. Input to this process will include prior coursework and grades, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, letters of recommendation; and research/artistic/professional products such as papers, substantive works, or significant contributions to software systems. Please see the School of Information Financial Aid webpage for information and deadlines to apply: https://ischool.arizona.edu/graduate-student-aid.
Fall Semester: February 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Semester: March 15
International Admission Deadlines:
Fall Semester: February 15
Spring Semester: September 1
Summer Semester: March 1
***International Applicants: Per immigration regulations, students admitted to a graduate program must enroll in a total of 9 units, of which 6 of those units must be courses taught in-person and only 3 online units may be used toward full-time enrollment. For questions regarding enrollment, please contact the School of Information (email@example.com) for assistance.***
There are no minor requirements for this degree program.