Master of Science in Information and Master of Public Policy
The School of Information and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy offer a dual degree program that enables qualified students to pursue concurrent work in information and public policy, leading to the Master of Science in Information (MSI) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP).
The MSI/MPP is arranged so that it can be completed in three years. Students may double count a maximum of 16 credits, reducing the total credits required from 96 to 80.
Students admitted to the Master of Science in Information and Master of Public Policy dual degree program are required to earn credits in each school by taking coursework as follows:
All requirements for the MSI plus UMSI electives totaling 39 SI credits, which includes:
- Mastery course* (3 credits) or master’s thesis (6 credits)
- UMSI Internship Program (6 credits)
- Elective credits to reach 39 total SI credits
*Students should note that mastery courses have a series of prerequisite courses that must be taken in advance of the mastery course and require advanced planning
All requirements for the MPP, including a minimum of 33 Public Policy Credits.
The total credit hours for the dual degree must be at least 80.
Applicants interested in the dual degree program must gain separate and independent admission to both the School of Public Policy and the School of Information. Students who are registered in their first year at the School of Information or the School of Public Policy may also apply to the dual degree program by applying to the other school and indicating their desire to complete the dual degree.