Graduate Degrees

The Department of Information Science offers several graduate degrees:

  • The Master of Science with a major in Information science (MS-IS) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as information professionals in a variety of information agencies, including internet service providers, web search portals, information processing services, or electronic publishing.
  • The Master of Science with a major in Library Science (MS-LS) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as information professionals in a variety of libraries, including public libraries, academic libraries, special libraries maintained by government agencies, corporations, law firms, medical centers, or museums.
  • The Master of Science in Data Science is designed to meet the rising demand for highly skilled data science and data analytics professionals. It prepares students for careers in data science and analytics with a broad knowledge of the required tools, techniques, and methods.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is a research degree. It is awarded in recognition of original scholarship and the generation of new knowledge by immersion in a topic, analysis, synthesis, and creativity. When a Ph.D. is awarded it carries and bestows certain rights and responsibilities that relate in large measure to serving society by exploring, shedding light upon, and resolving fundamental problems.