Doctoral and research opportunities at UMSI

Who we are

We are one of the first modern information schools, embedded in one of the world’s premier research universities. Our mission is social engagement information and computing: the study and design of information and its technologies in service of people engaged in social interactions.

What we care about

We are a community of scholars, dedicated teachers, students, and professional staff who share a commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference in people's lives.

What we do

There are many ways you can explore the research being conducted at UMSI. These links are a great place to start:

How you can join us

Explore UMSI by registering for our email listserv, reading our admissions blogs, or contacting us. Learn more about the doctoral application requirements and deadlines.

Diversity matters

The School of Information works to foster a supportive community for all students and believes a broadly diverse student body enriches the learning environment.

We define diversity by a wide set of criteria, including race and ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, financial need, geography, disability, veteran status, first-generation college graduate status, and more. We work not only to increase the diversity of our community but also to build a more welcoming and supportive environment for students once they arrive at UMSI.


If you would like to explore any of these topics in more depth, please don't hesitate to contact