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.
“Ranked #8 U.S. News Best Global Universities”
- U.S. News & World Report
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY APPLY IN YOUR CAREER
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.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FACULTY
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.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CURRICULUM
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.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE iSCHOOL
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.
“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.”
MSIM ‘18 - Senior Associate, PwC
“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.”
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.
SPRING 2021 KEY DEADLINES
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE
Note that The University of Washington's Academic Calendar is on a quarter system and enrolls MSIM online cohorts for each of the four quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer).
Application Review and Decision Release Timeline
Depending on when you submit your complete application, your application will be reviewed during one of the upcoming review cycles:
SUMMER 2021 KEY DEADLINES
EARLY REVIEW DEADLINE
Applicants will be considered for a $1,500 Merit-Based Scholarship
PRIORITY SUBMIT DEADLINE
Applicants will be considered for a $750 Merit-Based Scholarship
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS
February 17th 6:00pm PST
Join us to learn more about how the MSIM program offered online develops ethically aware leaders equipped with the analytical and management skills to turn information resources, people, and technologies into sources of change, growth, and innovation.REGISTER
March 31st 6:00pm PST
Join us to learn about how our MSIM graduates are using critical analytical and management skills to lead complex information-intensive projects as Analysts, Consultants, Managers, IT Specialists and Strategic Overseers.REGISTER
April 28th 6:00pm PST
Join us in a live panel session with some of our very own iSchool MSIM alums and hear how the skills they learned in the program have contributed to their personal and professional growth.REGISTER