The School of Information's Accelerated Masters Program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students to complete a BA in Information Science and eSociety and a MA in Library and Information Science in as little as 5 years! This program is for undergraduate majors in Information Science and eSociety, desiring to continue as a graduate student to complete a MA in Library and Information Science. Eager students wanting to graduate as soon as possible with both an undergraduate and graduate degree, that have an excellent academic record and can balance an intense program of study, are encouraged to apply.
Graduates with a MA in Library and Information Science can look forward to starting a career as a librarian or an information specialist.
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)
Law Librarianship (Certificate)
Legal Information and Scholarly Communication (Certificate)
Medical and Community Health Information (Certificate)
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**
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
Minimum AMP Admission Requirements:
Additional AMP Admission Requirements:
Please complete this online application for admission to the Graduate College with a $90 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 inputted into your online application:
Please email official e-Transcripts to email@example.com 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 Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
See your Academic Advisor for deadline information
International Admission Deadlines:
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International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
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.
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: