Earn your master’s degree in information management online
Now offered full time or part time
Learn more about how you can become a strategic information management leader.
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 (MSIM), offered full time or part time, provides several degree tracks and specializations to help you achieve your goals.
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.
The University of Washington is ranked No. 6 in Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report (2023). Its Master of Science in Information Management program bridges the humanities and technology, teaching students to consider the human implications and impacts of information systems.
The return on investment
How can a UW MSIM advance your career? Outcomes vary, but according to the iSchool’s career placement survey data, participating 2021 graduates report:
Median full time starting salary.
Amazon, Meta (Facebook) and T-Mobile.
of employed graduates are in career-related positions.
Depending upon your chosen specialization, potential job titles include senior data analyst, project manager, IT service manager and various strategic oversight positions.
How our graduates impact the world
The University of Washington Master of Science in Information Management required practicum and interdisciplinary curriculum provide a foundational understanding of the intersection of information management and ethics, preparing our graduates to enter the field with proven expertise.
Our alumni emerge from the program ready to implement cutting-edge information management strategies that advance society, whether by creating more inclusive digital structures or designing equitable systems. Graduates understand the transformative power of information and use that power to make our society better.
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
2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities
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Thanks to cutting-edge coursework 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 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.