Why choose UMSI?

Our program prepares you:

  • To work as an information professional in a variety of environments
  • To become a leader and change agent in preparing organizations for a constantly evolving information society
  • To synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives by balancing the opportunities and constraints imposed by people, information, and technology
  • To promote a user-centered approach to information and reflect the knowledge, values, ethics, and principles that derive from that approach

Our educational approach features:

  • A multidisciplinary approach to the study of information
  • Integrated learning that blends theory, principles, research, and practice to help you understand and manage information flows
  • Practical engagement experiences based on reciprocal partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies

UMSI offers you:

  • A progressive professional degree with world class faculty in a premier public research institution  
  • Marketable skills and hands on experience through internships and client-based projects
  • Flexibility to formulate an academic plan that supports your intellectual and career goals
  • State-of-the-art facilities and technology with 24/7 access
  • In-house, professionally staffed career services to guide you through a personalized career planning process
  • A collaborative and inclusive community
  • A path to fulfilling careers in the rising profession of our time – Information

The UMSI difference:

  • The first iSchool in the world to offer an integrated Master of Science in Information degree and the first to offer an integrated undergraduate degree
  • The most breadth and depth in terms of faculty, areas of interest, courses and research

Our MSI students:

  • Hail from Michigan and from all regions of the United States as well as over a dozen foreign countries
  • Represent over 100 different undergraduate majors
  • Range in age from early 20s to late 50s
  • Are gender-balanced: 55% women and 45% men
  • 16% US-based minorities
  • 20% international students