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No. 3

Among U.S. Public Universities, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, 2022

No. 6

Best Global Universities, U.S. News and World Report, 2023

Career growth

Graduates are employed at Amazon, Meta (Facebook) and T-Mobile

Why pursue a graduate degree in information management?

Information is the lifeblood of any organization. Making leadership decisions without the backing of hard data can cause a ripple effect, expending valuable time, money and resources to fix problems that could have been avoided. When you learn how to unlock the full potential of data and information systems, you improve business operations, streamline processes and set organizations up to achieve measurable goals.

When you make data-driven, strategic business decisions, you become the leader people respect. Whether you have limited professional experience, want to switch careers or want to advance to the next level in your organization, the University of Washington Information School’s Master of Science in Information Management, offered online, provides several degree tracks and specializations to help you achieve your goals.

Topical experience

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

Flexible and customizable

With Early- and Mid-Career paths, including specializations in Data Science, Business Intelligence, and Program/Product Management & Consulting, 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.

The return on investment

How can a master’s in information management advance your career?


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Source: Lightcast, April 2022 to March 2023

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Customize your degree

Choose the Early-Career track if you want to explore a wide range of topics in Information Management and broaden your resume through multiple immersive, hands-on learning experiences; pursue the Early-Career Accelerated track if you’re an early-career professional with focused academic goals and you’re looking to minimize your time to degree; or enroll in the Mid-Career track if you have at least five years of related professional experience.

Online students may choose from specializations in Business Intelligence, Data Science, and Program/Product Management & Consulting.

Additional specialization choices are available to residential students, including User Experience, Information Architecture, and Information & Cyber Security.

Upcoming deadlines

PRIORITY I DEADLINE – up to $3,000 merit-based scholarship
JUNE 5, 2024
PRIORITY II DEADLINE – up to $3,000 merit-based scholarship
JULY 10, 2024
AUGUST 14, 2024
SEPTEMBER 25, 2024
PRIORITY I DEADLINE – up to $3,000 merit-based scholarship
SEPTEMBER 11, 2024
PRIORITY II DEADLINE – up to $3,000 merit-based scholarship
OCTOBER 16, 2024
NOVEMBER 13, 2024
JANUARY 3, 2025

*A complete application by the deadlines above is required for scholarship consideration.

What our students have to say

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 clients’ goals and initiatives in the tech sector.

— Emily Smalligan, MSIM ’18, Senior Program Manager, Avalara

The flexibility of the online form and structure allowed me to view the full schedule of my assignments in advance, so I could organize my life and work around school. I uploaded my schedule to my iCalendar and added alerts to help me keep track of assignments and live sessions.

— Marquisha Hicks, MSIM ’22, Supervisor, IT Financial & Administrative Applications, UC Davis Health

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