Academic advising

Academic advising at UMSI is a continuous process that engages students in academic planning consistent with their personal and professional goals. UMSI students are encouraged to take an active role in shaping their educational experience by meeting regularly with their advisor to foster an ongoing advisory relationship.

UMSI academic advising mission statement

UMSI academic advising empowers students to think broadly about their educational experiences and create meaningful academic plans that will advance their personal and professional goals. Through individual conversations, group programs and workshops, and resource sharing, advisors challenge and support students to become self-directed learners, informed decision makers and engaged members of the UMSI community and beyond.

Office of Student Affairs (OSA) academic advising

OSA advisors are equipped to provide personal and academic support, inform students on degree requirements and academic policies, support students in creating meaningful academic plans, and help students navigate resources at UMSI and the larger University.

Office of Student Affairs (OSA) staff advisors

Bachelor of Science in Information
Katy Ross, Undergraduate Program Manager

Master of Health Informatics
Devon Keen, Assistant Director, Health Informatics Program

Master of Science in Information
Sarah Argiero, Academic Advisor

PhD in Information
Veronica Falandino, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs

Faculty academic advising

Whether serving formally or informally as advisors, UMSI faculty are available to provide guidance and mentoring to UMSI students. UMSI faculty are available to meet with students during office hours or by appointment. To learn more about faculty interest areas and research projects, review the listing of UMSI faculty.

For additional advising resources and information, current students can visit the UMSI Intranet.