Our Accelerated Master's Program allows you to complete a B.S. in Information Science and Technology and a M.S. in Information in an abbreviated period of time! This program is for exceptional Information Science and Technology majors desiring to continue as a graduate student to complete an M.S. in Information.
Our Master of Science in Information program offers a highly interdisciplinary curriculum, community interaction opportunities and an emphasis on information engagement. Our aim is to help you become an information professional who can solve real-world information problems and work across disciplines.
You'll develop both social and technological skills and graduate with hands-on experience that blends behavioral, psychological, cultural and philosophical perspectives.
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.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Eager Information Science and Technology majors wanting to graduate as soon as possible with both an undergraduate and graduate degree can apply to the program in their junior year. You must have an excellent academic record and the ability to balance an intense program of study.
In order to be admitted the graduate college as a fast-track Master’s student, you must have earned 90 units and have a 3.3. GPA.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
INFO 505 - Foundations of Information (3 units) - Recommended to take as a part of the AMP
INFO 507 - Information Research Methods (3 units) - Recommended to take as a part of the AMP
INFO 515 - Organization of Information (3 units) - Recommended to take as a part of the AMP
Minimum GPA in core coursework: 3.3
INFO 501 - Designing an Installation (3 units)
INFO 510 - Bayesian Modeling and Inference (3 units)
INFO 514 - Computational Social Science (3 units)
INFO 516 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction (3 units)
This link is to the rest of the INFO graduate courses. There are 28 elective options for an AMP student to choose from for their remaining 3 units in the program.
Can only use 12 units of graduate courses to satisfy both the undergraduate and graduate reequirements as well as only 12 graduate units will roll over to the graduate degree program even if a student elected to take additional courses.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
This is an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP).
The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master's Program is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.
Programs will select from among a qualified pool, based on the following criteria. Individual programs may have more stringent or additional requirements: