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INFORMATION FOR SOCIAL GOOD

The University of Washington Information School’s Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) is the only information management degree with a specific mission to emphasize vital hard skills alongside equity, inclusion and social responsibility, creating strategic information leaders who use information both as a competitive tool and as a means to spur positive change. The MSIM is offered in two modalities: online and residential.

A MESSAGE FROM DEAN ANIND K. DEY

Hear directly from Dean Dey about the MSIM online and how it will transform your career.

CUTTING-EDGE EXPERIENCE

Thanks to a cutting-edge curriculum that reflects the most current challenges and trends in the industry, MSIM graduates are innovative problem-solvers and highly sought-after professionals.

FLEXIBLE AND CUSTOMIZABLE

With Early- and Mid-Career tracks, as well as accelerated and traditional options, this flexible program is highly customizable to your specific career experience, interests and goals.

ACCESSIBLE TO ALL STUDENTS

You don’t need any prior experience in tech or information management to enroll. The holistic, interdisciplinary curriculum will give you the foundational knowledge you need to be an asset to any organization.

ABOUT THE MSIM PROGRAM ONLINE

The MSIM program offers early- and mid-career professionals from any background the opportunity to develop information management expertise with emphasis on social and ethical practice. Available in accelerated and traditional options, with specializations in data science and business intelligence, the MSIM will teach you how to transform data into actionable organizational insight while being mindful of the human impact of information management systems and strategies.

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KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY APPLY IN YOUR CAREER

Unparalleled Faculty

MSIM faculty members are not just lifelong academics; they are industry-tested information management professionals — many of whom are still actively working with leading organizations in the public and private sectors.

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Innovative Curriculum

MSIM faculty members constantly leverage their collective industry experiences and networks to update the curriculum, explore new ideas, and incorporate real-world examples and case studies to enhance the learning experience.

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ABOUT THE iSCHOOL

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 placing a strong emphasis on the technologies through which information is increasingly delivered. By tackling key social and technical problems in the information field, the iSchool has become an important link between users of information and designers of information systems, connecting society with the information it needs.

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WHY CHOOSE OUR PROGRAM?

BRIDGE DATA-DRIVE STRATEGY AND ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Infused with elements of equity, inclusion and social consciousness, the MSIM curriculum will give you a foundational, strategic knowledge of the many facets of information management. The program bridges the humanities and technology, teaching you to consider the human implications and impacts of information systems. Regardless of your program track, modality, or specialization, you will learn to solve organizational problems and critically analyze processes across all areas of information management.

This holistic and applied knowledge of systems thinking and data-driven strategic planning, combined with a focus on ethics and social responsibility, will prepare you to be a strategic leader in information management who is ready to immediately implement equitable information management strategies and take the information field in a new direction.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Emily Smalligan

“The iSchool is excellent at bringing today’s industry practices and expectations into the curriculum alongside the foundations of information management. I graduated understanding the principles of information management and feeling immediately ready to add value to my firm and client’s goals and initiatives in the tech sector.”

Emily Smalligan

MSIM ‘18 - Senior Associate, PwC

Ambrose Zhi

“The MSIM program has been great so far… the faculty members are very supportive and I would say the same thing about my classmates. The classroom environment is really open and I feel comfortable sharing my ideas and thoughts. The content we’re learning is so relevant to the information challenges and opportunities we face today — from information ethics and data privacy to using big data for social good.”

Ambrose Zhi

MSIM Student

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE

Applicants to the MSIM program must meet the following basic requirements:

  • All applicants must have a bachelor's degree* or higher in any discipline (must be equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution).
  • Mid-Career applicants must show five years of relevant, post-baccalaureate work experience. (Early-Career applicants are not required to show work experience.)
  • All applicants must meet the minimum GPA requirement.
  • Non-native English speakers must fulfill the UW English language proficiency requirements.
  • GRE/GMAT required for Early-Career applicants. Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution located in the United States are exempt.
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SPRING 2021 KEY DEADLINES

OCTOBER 15

EARLY REVIEW APPLICATION DEADLINE

*Applicants will be considered for a $1,000 merit-based scholarship

NOVEMBER 19

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE

*Applicants will be considered for a $500 merit-based scholarship

FEBRUARY 11

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE

MARCH 29

CLASSES START

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Prospective Student Information Webinar

October 7th 6:00pm PT

Prospective Student Information Webinar

November 12th 6:00pm PT