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Why Pursue a Master's in Information Sciences?

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Why Pursue Your Master's Degree in Information Sciences?

The only limit to your career path with a Master's Degree in Information and Library Sciences is your own imagination! Every field needs information professionals to manage their data. From traditional career tracks in librarianship to user experience designers and data analysts, many pursue a Master's of Science in Information Sciences (MSIS) graduate degree to further their career as an information management expert within their undergraduate field of study. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, with previous degrees in English, Library Science, Anthropology, Law, Economics, Political Science, Biology, Philosophy, and more!

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Why Choose UT SIS?

  • Quality: Nationally Ranked as a Top 20 Program. ALA Accredited. Large Network of Information Professionals.
  • Respected: Top-Ranked Faculty Engaged in Innovative Research.
  • Flexible: Online Classes Fit Your Busy Life. Friendly to Working Professionals and Full-Time Students.
  • All Fields Welcome: All Undergraduate Degrees Welcome. Pioneer Your Own Career Path Within Your Field. 

What Kind of Careers Can One Pursue?

  • Data Analyst
  • Youth Librarian
  • Technical Service Librarian
  • Information Architect
  • Digital Archivist 
  • Corporate Librarian
  • User Experience Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Market Analytics Specialist

Snapshot of Application Requirements: 

☑ Unofficial transcripts with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above (official transcripts must be submitted upon admission to the program).
☑ A written statement, 400-700 words, of your career objective (see guidelines below).
☑ Letters of recommendation from three persons qualified to judge academic and/or professional qualities.
☑ GRE is no longer required.
☑ $60 application fee.