You can tailor the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management to suit your goals. We offer two degree options: Full-Time or Mid-Career. Beginning in Autumn 2019, both are offered in either a 2-year or accelerated 1-year format.
A Full-Time MSIM degree complements a bachelor’s degree in business, arts or sciences by opening new doors to careers in any information-related field. MSIM core classes are typically offered during the traditional Monday through Friday schedule, while most course electives are offered evenings or online. An internship is highly recommended for completion of this degree program, providing both in-depth knowledge and practical experience in an area that interests you.
Accelerated 1-year option
The 1-year, Full-Time MSIM program is well-suited for recent graduates who wish to augment their credentials with a master's degree in a high-demand field, or for those who are able to take a year away from work to focus on earning their master's degree. Students take a set of foundational core classes and can complete one specialization. The accelerated one-year program requires 40 quarter credits to graduate.
The 2-year, Full-Time MSIM degree gives students the opportunity to increase the breadth of their learning and expertise with an additional specialization, electives and a summer internship. It requires a minimum of 65 quarter credits.
Enrollment in the Full-Time MSIM program is open to domestic and international applicants, and you do not need prior experience in the information field in order to apply. Learn more about the Full-Time MSIM program.
If you’re a working professional with five or more years of related industry experience, the Mid-Career MSIM lets you maintain your current job while you pursue the graduate degree you need to advance your career. The Mid-Career MSIM recognizes your experience in the field by waiving some elective credits required of full-time, entry-level students. Mid-Career core courses are offered in the evenings or occasional Saturdays, and numerous elective courses are offered in the evenings or online to enable working professionals the flexibility to take needed classes.
The Mid-Career MSIM requires a minimum of 36 credits to graduate and can be completed in one calendar year (including summer quarter), or longer if you prefer a slower pace. The course schedule is designed to allow Mid-Career students to complete one specialization and the core set of courses in one year. Students who wish to extend their stay in the program can complete an additional specialization.
Courses for the Business Intelligence, Data Science, and Information Security specializations are offered at night and on weekends. If you have flexibility in your schedule to take other electives, you can complete one of the other three approved specializations. Learn more about the Mid-Career option.