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Earn your Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM), offered online

From the University of Washington Information School

The University of Washington MSIM program, offered online, prepares you with the strategic leadership and technical skills necessary to establish organizational goals, unlock workplace efficiencies and drive actionable results through the power of information management.

UW MSIM, offered online

The UW Master of Science in Information Management program, offered online, provides students with an interactive and collaborative learning experience led by renowned experts and practitioners. MSIM students learn theoretical concepts in addition to applied knowledge and industry-relevant skills that help them become strategic leaders.

Topical experience

Cutting-edge curriculum includes real-world projects, developing problem-solving and technical skills.

Flexible and customizable

Tailor your mode of study, pace and degree plan to your specific career experience, interests and goals.

Accessible to all students

All academic and professional backgrounds welcome — no prerequisites or prior experience required.

UW’s MSIM experience

The MSIM program offers early- and mid-career professionals from any background the opportunity to develop information management expertise that top employers are seeking. Our learning community cultivates collaboration and growth through small cohort sizes, optional in-person summits, and face time with faculty and guest lecturers through our interactive learning platform.



UW MSIM students tailor their elective coursework to their career goals and interests, with many choosing to complete at least one three-course sequence in a specific area of specialization. Elective courses are offered in six areas of specialization in high demand among employers, three of which are available to online MSIM students:

Business Intelligence (BI)

Build analytical, managerial and fundamental technical skills that help you manage the process of transforming data into insight. This specialization has a managerial/strategic focus but also incorporates modern analytics and data warehousing toolsets to provide exposure to key technologies.


Data Science (DS)

Study the computational and quantitative analysis of large datasets to transform data into information. In this technically-focused specialization, you will use methods, tools and frameworks for analyzing and deriving insight from large-scale, heterogeneous data.


Program/Product Management & Consulting (PPMC)

This specialization prepares current and aspiring program and product managers and consultants to lead organizations of all sizes and sectors in developing and managing strategic and operational information-related initiatives.


Information management skills you can immediately apply in your career

Innovative curriculum

Courses use case studies and project-based learning to explore new ideas and incorporate real-world examples that enhance your learning experience.


Unparalleled faculty

You will engage with faculty who are industry-tested information management experts as well as academic researchers. Many UW MSIM faculty are still actively working with leading organizations in the public and private sectors.


Join a community of leaders and innovators

As a leading member of the iSchool movement, the University of Washington is a model for other information schools around the globe. The UW iSchool’s approach to information instruction and scholarship builds on the traditional roles filled by information professionals while emphasizing the technologies increasingly relied on to deliver information. By tackling vital social and technical problems in the information field, the iSchool has become a crucial link between information users and designers of information systems, connecting society with the information it needs.

Featured articles

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Information is an increasingly important and indispensable asset, and it’s not hyperbole to say that information is the lifeblood of organizations.
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April 30, 2021
Data and analytics are transforming industries, creating dramatic changes that demand strategic responses.
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As a business grows, the more its data — sitting in unknown and unseen digital spaces — can reveal about its customers, market share and efficiency.
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The field of information management grows more important by the moment. Data expands continually — and with it, the potential to gain valuable insights.

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