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22 Masters Programs in Information Science

Master’s degrees are available to students who have completed an undergraduate course of study. Depending on the field of study, the program can include research, coursework, and/or an internship. What is a Master in Information Science? This type of postgraduate program trains students in the management and creation of information systems. Information systems are profuse throughout daily li… Read more

Master’s degrees are available to students who have completed an undergraduate course of study. Depending on the field of study, the program can include research, coursework, and/or an internship.

What is a Master in Information Science? This type of postgraduate program trains students in the management and creation of information systems. Information systems are profuse throughout daily life, so that’s what programs in information science study: how, when, and why people use information systems in their personal and professional lives. In addition to training students in the ethical use of information, these programs typically include heavy coursework on the technologies used for retention and retrieval of data, enabling students to manipulate these systems to improve security and usability. Concentration options may include database engineering, library sciences, human-computer interaction, or analytics, depending on the individual program and institution.

Information science programs provide students with the cutting-edge tools needed to stay competitive in today’s job market. Students can learn to manage information systems, manipulate databases, and conduct pertinent research, all of which can put them on the path to a successful career in the information industry.

Technology-oriented degrees may involve additional fees in laboratory and equipment use, thus making them difficult to price without speaking to school administration personnel. Prospective graduate students should contact their university’s bursar’s office for financial guidance.

The information industry is quickly expanding, and graduates with a Master in Information Science can profit. Where there’s a data need, students may find employment, including positions directly within data management or analytics. Graduates may pursue careers as systems analysts, information architects, library directors, usability analysts, and digital curators. Public and private library institutions are popular work environments for graduates, but specializations can also provide bountiful opportunities in fields such as web development and project management.

Thanks to the rise in online learning, you can complete a Master in Information Science on your own terms if local options don’t have the flexibility you need. Make your education work for you; search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Borås
Borås, Sweden

Digital Library and Information Services. Students will understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition of services to the digital ... +

Digital Library and Information Services. Students will understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition of services to the digital sphere, and develop new digital services to satisfy the needs of their clientele. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Syracuse University - iSchool
Syracuse, USA

With an MS in Library and Information Science (LIS) from the Syracuse University iSchool, you’ll learn the broad reach of librarianship, and what it means to be a librarian to ... +

With an MS in Library and Information Science (LIS) from the Syracuse University iSchool, you’ll learn the broad reach of librarianship, and what it means to be a librarian today. Students from the sciences and humanities are drawn to the iSchool’s LIS program to achieve one goal: to change how communities and organizations use library and information resources for the better. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
College of Charleston
Charleston, USA

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel Graduate College offer a unique approach to an ever-changing profession with the master of science degree in c ... +

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel Graduate College offer a unique approach to an ever-changing profession with the master of science degree in computer and information sciences. This program explores the theory and application of computer science, cybersecurity, the analysis and management of information systems and all aspects of the software development lifecycle. -
MSc
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
St. John's University Online
Queens, USA

The online Master of Science in Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) gives you the knowledge to analyze, evaluate and organize information effectively to enhance infor ... +

The online Master of Science in Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) gives you the knowledge to analyze, evaluate and organize information effectively to enhance information delivery and become an information specialist in the industry and area of your choice. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
Aalto University
Espoo, Finland

How can artificial intelligence change the way we interact with computers? What will come after the mouse and keyboard? Human-Computer Interaction educates future leaders who ... +

How can artificial intelligence change the way we interact with computers? What will come after the mouse and keyboard? Human-Computer Interaction educates future leaders who study, innovate and improve information technology for the benefit of the people and society. The study option distinguishes itself internationally by a focus on computational and engineering methods. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Dive deeper into the study of how information is understood and applied as you work to solve the unexplored problems that are challenging the computing industry.

Dive deeper into the study of how information is understood and applied as you work to solve the unexplored problems that are challenging the computing industry. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
Online
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Are you interested in information and communication processes? Then you should choose one of the tracks of this Master's degree program. In the MA in Communication & Infor ... +

Are you interested in information and communication processes? Then you should choose one of the tracks of this Master's degree program. In the MA in Communication & Information Studies, you can choose between different tracks that focus on communication: Communication Studies, Computer Communication, Communication and Education, Information Science, and Digital Humanities. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English, Dutch
01 Feb 2021
15 Oct 2020
Campus
UCL Qatar
Doha, Qatar

UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London is the UK’s premier faculty for the teaching of Library and Information Studies. This MA at UCL Qatar is academically identic ... +

UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London is the UK’s premier faculty for the teaching of Library and Information Studies. This MA at UCL Qatar is academically identical to the equivalent programme offered in London, with additional focus on Qatar and the regional context in which students will operate as professionals. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
University For Information Science And Technology
Ohrid, Macedonia

Communication networks is an exciting area that is developing very rapidly and getting a lot of attention from scientists and the academic community. However, what is more, im ... +

Communication networks is an exciting area that is developing very rapidly and getting a lot of attention from scientists and the academic community. However, what is more, important is the fact that companies and private/public institutions give an enormous importance to their computer network infrastructure. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Knowledge Systems Institute
Skokie, USA

Advance your programming, database, and network knowledge and advance your career with a Master of Science Degree from Knowledge Systems Institute with a campus in Skokie (nea ... +

Advance your programming, database, and network knowledge and advance your career with a Master of Science Degree from Knowledge Systems Institute with a campus in Skokie (near north Chicago and Evanston). -
MSc
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Master of Science in Computing and Information Science MSc(CIS) degree is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study that includes taught c ... +

The Master of Science in Computing and Information Science MSc(CIS) degree is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study that includes taught courses as well as a research-based thesis. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
27 Aug 2020
Campus
Nanjing University Of Posts And Telecommunications
Nanjing, China

MA in Information and Communication Engineering

MA in Information and Communication Engineering -
MA
Full-time
5 months
English
Campus
American University of Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia

The two-year CIS program is an applied program that helps students gain the necessary skills required to be productive and innovative leaders in the computing and related indu ... +

The two-year CIS program is an applied program that helps students gain the necessary skills required to be productive and innovative leaders in the computing and related industries. As such, graduates gain broad training in the technical areas of the field including higher-level programming, -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
Graduate School of Management in Barcelona (GSMB)
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

Global Business, International Marketing, General Management, International Finances

Global Business, International Marketing, General Management, International Finances -
Master
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
San Jose State University - School of Information
San Jose, USA

The Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information prepares graduate students for exciting careers as informat ... +

The Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information prepares graduate students for exciting careers as information professionals who work in myriad information environments and professional positions. -
MSc
English
Aug 2020
Online

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