The School of Information's Master or Arts in Library and Information Science program is accredited by the American Library Association (http://www.ala.org/). The program focuses on information organization, digitial information, health sciences, law and culture. Students prepare for careers in libraries, museums, archives, government and business information centers. This degree program is a total of 37 units.
Below are the current concentrations offered with the MA degree program. Some concentrations are offered as a graduate certificate program.
Archival Studies (Certificate)
Digital Information Management (Certificate)
Information & Teaching for Librarians & Information Professionals (Certificate
Law Librarianship (Certificate)
Legal Information and Scholarly Communication (Certificate)
Medical and Community Health Information (Certificate)
The MA in Library and Information Science is also offered as a fully online program through UA Online. For more information, please see uaonline.arizona.edu.
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.
**The Masters of Information degree has undergone a name change effective Spring 2023. Interested future students should search for the Masters of Science in Information Science, with sub-plans in either Machine Learning or Human-Centered Computing**
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University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
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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.
The University of Arizona’s Institution Code is 4832 and is chosen upon registration for tests such as the TOEFL. Typically within two weeks of the test date, score results are sent electronically to the university, and will appear in your GradApp. Graduate College acceptable test options can be found here: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency
Please email official e-Transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the institution or mail one official transcript to the following address (do not send to the Graduate College). Official transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended are required, however, University of Arizona transcripts will be pulled internally by the Graduate College (you do not need to request these).
School of Information
The University of Arizona
1103 E. 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Deadlines for School of Information departmental funding applications are below. No funding is available for Winter or Summer.
Fall Semester: March 1
Spring Semester: October 1
All students must complete the online FAFSA application. Please see the School of Information Departmental Funding webpage for more information and other funding opportunities. Please note online students are only eligible for named scholarships, not departmental funding.
Both current students and new students accepted for admission are able to apply for funding.
General Eligibility Requirements: Students must be in the main campus program, are required to be enrolled in at least 6 units and maintain satisfactory progress toward their degree, defined at a minimum as a GPA of at least 3.0, if they receive funding from the iSchool. Students who have not matriculated into a School of Information degree or certificate program are not eligible for funding.
Special Eligibility Requirements: Individual scholarships may impose additional or other eligibility criteria.
Fall Semester: February 15 (International and Domestic)
Spring Semester: September 1 (International and Domestic)
Summer Semester: March 1 (Open to Domestic only)
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Semester: March 1
Global Campus Experience
Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Semester: May 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.***
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Minimum GPA in core coursework is 3.0
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Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||82.61%|
|Avg. Time-to-degree (years)||2.30|
|Enrollment Percent Male||20.75%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||79.25%|
|Enrollment Percent International||0.63%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||35.22%|