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SIS Alum Shares on the Value of a Practicum

Hilary Jasmine

There’s no better way to get hands-on experience in your field while earning a master’s in Information Sciences than by completing a practicum. Practicums are multi-beneficial in providing you with relevant work experience, an opportunity to give a specific job a test run, and you receive three hours of academic credit upon completion. You’ll get first-hand direction from shadowing professionals, and it will expand your professional network.

About Our Information Sciences Program

From preparing data analysts for private corporations to librarians for the public sector, the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences specializes in cultivating the next generation of information professionals; leading the way with both traditional and innovative career paths.

Accredited by the American Library Association since 1972, the UT School of Information Sciences is the only ALA accredited master’s program in Tennessee. Our nationally ranked programs have achieved regional, national, and international recognition through award-winning faculty, innovative research, diversity and inclusion, and distance eLearning options. Our strengths include information organization and data management; academic, public and school librarianship; scientific and technical information; scholarly communications; digital collections; and user experience.

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*Derived from a 2018 cost analysis of the 2017 US News & World Reports top 20 programs.