Syracuse University - iSchool

Introduction

The School of Information Studies (iSchool), established in 1896 and renamed as the Original Information School in 1974, has a long tradition of leading innovation and change. Our ideals and values are the foundation for our success.

The iSchool is a close community of students, faculty and staff nestled into the larger Syracuse University campus. In addition, more than 10,000 alumni around the world engage with current campus and online students through innovative programs and networking events.

Experiences

Information is one of the most precious commodities today and the iSchool provides interdisciplinary, collaborative experiences to keep students on top of the evolving field of information studies.

Traveling seminars through Europe and Asia give a global perspective. Domestic road trips to Silicon Valley, Chicago, NYC, and more offer insights and connections to major information industries in all sectors of the economy: public, private, and nonprofit.

Faculty

We take great pride in our renowned faculty members, who make a positive difference in everything that they do. Students and faculty learn from each other through shared intellectual experiences and appropriate curriculum collaboration across the School's degree programs.

Research

The iSchool receives millions of dollars every year in government and corporate sponsored research funding. Funding agencies include the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, Imagining America, and United Business Media. The school hosts several research centers, which provide a lively environment for the development of innovative research ideas.

Vision

The iSchool is a globally recognized leader in advancing knowledge and developing creative, thoughtful, and technically capable leaders in the information field.

Mission

The mission of the iSchool is to expand human capabilities by connecting people, information, and technology. The faculty and staff of the iSchool are committed to preparing students to be leaders in the information field, advancing knowledge and using the information to solve problems faced by individuals and organizations. Together, the faculty, staff and students of the iSchool impact research and the information profession through our scholarship, rigorous education opportunities, and commitment to service that advances science, improve professional practice, and contributes both to communities in which we live and more broadly to society.

Values

The culture, curriculum, and decision making at the iSchool are guided by our shared values.

  • Scholarship. We are dedicated to scholarship in all its forms. We draw from the university's vision and dedicate ourselves to being a world-class, student-centered research institution. We promote this aim through discovery, development, application, integration, and active learning.
  • Global Diversity and Inclusion. We are diverse on many dimensions and we embrace our differences. Complex problems require multidimensional analysis and solutions. The school encourages a multiplicity of voices to address important information problems. The school seeks people who respect a diversity of opinion and perspective, and who thrive on the tension of discussion and debate.
  • iSchool of One. We are a unified school. The faculty, staff, and students work together, not as individuals or groups who represent a specific area in which they work or affiliate. We challenge ourselves to benefit from the paradox of a single information field that is manifested in many professional expressions.
  • Quality. We push ourselves to produce curriculum, research, and learning outcomes at the highest possible level of excellence. We strive to enable our students and alumni to create superior solutions that expand human capabilities.
  • Innovation. Information technology provides opportunities to advance the frontiers of what is possible across many areas of human endeavor. We seek to improve society by discovering synergies of information, technology, and people that enable these advances.
  • Integrity. We uphold the highest standards for the ethical use of information and practice in the information professions.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 2 more

The MS in Applied Data Science prepares students with the practical analytical and technical skills to apply analytical concepts to gain insight from small and large datasets. The curriculum offers an innovative blend of information science and management principles. While the overall program focuses on applications of data science to enterprise operations and processes, individual courses tackle data handling issues such as data capture, management, analysis, and communication for decision-making. [+]

The MS in Applied Data Science prepares students with the practical analytical and technical skills to apply analytical concepts to gain insight from small and large datasets. The curriculum offers an innovative blend of information science and management principles. While the overall program focuses on applications of data science to enterprise operations and processes, individual courses tackle data handling issues such as data capture, management, analysis, and communication for decision-making.

Ranked as Glassdoor’s No. 1 best job of 2016 and 2017, data scientists are critical to the success of any organization. As the data science field evolves, the demand for analytics skills continues to grow. Employers are actively seeking candidates with the advanced technical expertise to make data-driven decisions.... [-]


Master of Science in Enterprise Data Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Syracuse

The MS in Enterprise Data Systems (EDS) from the iSchool is designed for students who want to prepare professionals to manage, design, support and optimize the infrastructure that supports the digital enterprise. EDS teaches both conventional and future network infrastructures, along with the devices, services, protocols, standards, and applications that are transforming the enterprise. [+]

The MS in Enterprise Data Systems (EDS) from the iSchool is designed for students who want to prepare professionals to manage, design, support and optimize the infrastructure that supports the digital enterprise. EDS teaches both conventional and future network infrastructures, along with the devices, services, protocols, standards, and applications that are transforming the enterprise.

The Gartner Organization predicts that by 2018, growth and use of mobile, social media, sensors and big data will have resulted in an Internet of Things (IoT) that connects billions of devices through networks throughout the world. This level of connectivity has created a demand for skilled professionals who understand cloud computing and have the ability to design, configure, and manage modern digital enterprise cloud environments.... [-]


Master of Science in Information Management

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 2 more

The MS in Information Management (IM) from the iSchool uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning and understanding information technology. Here at the Syracuse University iSchool, we believe that information management means using your unique professional and academic background to develop an approach to information systems that will benefit people and organizations alike. [+]

The MS in Information Management (IM) from the iSchool uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning and understanding information technology. Here at the Syracuse University iSchool, we believe that information management means using your unique professional and academic background to develop an approach to information systems that will benefit people and organizations alike.

Our curriculum combines management and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses to deliver a balanced education and prepare graduates for a wide range of positions in the information field. Our interdisciplinary philosophy means that students from any academic or professional background have the opportunity to thrive in our program.... [-]


Master of Science in Library & Information Sciences

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 2 more

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. [+]

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.

Our guiding council carefully reviews competencies and course offerings to ensure that the iSchool is a leader in library and information science education, and you can find more information on the guiding council in its bylaws.

Our LIS program has been accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1928 and received continued accreditation in 2016 after its last review.... [-]