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An immersive, engaging learning environment

Community is at the heart of the UW iSchool experience, and the community you develop as a student is the start of a professional network that will help you throughout your career. As a student in the MSIM program, you will work with forward-thinking faculty, forge a network of peers from around the globe and have opportunities to connect with industry leaders through experiences in and beyond the classroom.


Students per cohort; small cohort size supports group discussion and individual learning.


The vast majority of students continue in MSIM, ultimately earning their master’s degree.


Students who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color.

All data is from the 2022-2023 academic year and refers specifically to the MSIM program, offered online.

Online learning

Students learn through manageable, interactive course modules, asynchronous discussions, weekly live sessions and group activities. Our small class sizes and extensive group work create a diverse learning environment where you will learn just as much from your peers as you will from your instructors. An asynchronous orientation and 24/7 tech support allow students of all backgrounds to acclimate seamlessly to their online courses and navigate the tools used as part of online learning at the iSchool. 

UW student support

Students are offered one-on-one advising, help with general job search strategies, resume and cover letter workshops, interview advice and more. Have questions about courses or degree requirements? Want advice on how to start your job hunt or negotiate a job offer? All students are supported by the MSIM Academic Advising team. In addition to the resources provided to MSIM residential students, you have the added benefit of a success coach who will be your resource throughout your time in the program. They will be there to walk you through course plans, registration and orientation to ensure your success in the program.

MSIM online student summit

The MSIM Online Student Summit on the University of Washington campus is an opportunity for online students to interact face-to-face with their instructors and classmates. The annual event features  workshops and networking with faculty and peers and allows students to completely immerse themselves in the MSIM student experience.

Two students sit across a table from each other at the UW MSIM student summit.

What our students say

“I think that the program is formatted in a really intuitive way. It’s easily accessible, and all the modules flow into each other, so you build a really good base of knowledge that increases as you go through the different courses. So, I feel that the structure is really good.”

Clayton Leyerle
Clayton Leyerle in class.
Gabriel De Guzman in class.

“What I like about being in MSIM overall is the networking, the learning, and the experience that I’ve had so far. I am fully immersing myself in the student life, even as an online student being a part of AIMS and networking with my peers.”

Gabriel De Guzman

“I see my MSIM taking me to higher levels of management in business intelligence and data analytics. I also see it opening doors to network with like-minded individuals focused on the power of DEI. Information management and business intelligence have the ability to evoke change and I want to be a part of the movement by discovering new ways to give back to my community.”

Marquisha Hicks, ‘22

Featured faculty

From data science and business intelligence to consulting and product management, our expert faculty bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the classroom. Get to know our UW MSIM faculty.

A professional headshot of online UW MSIM faculty member, Hala Annabi


A professional headshot of online UW MSIM faculty member, Daniel Moore


A professional headshot of online UW MSIM faculty member, Andrew Reifers


Heather Whiteman



A home for innovators and leaders

The UW iSchool’s approach to information instruction and scholarship builds on the traditional roles filled by information professionals and infuses this with 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.


Scheduled events

Lunch and Learn
Wednesday August 7, 2024
11:00 a.m. PT

Featured articles

A student writes in a notebook next to an open laptop.
August 1, 2022
Information is an increasingly important and indispensable asset, and it’s not hyperbole to say that information is the lifeblood of organizations.
An information manager prepares a presentation on a laptop.
April 30, 2021
Data and analytics are transforming industries, creating dramatic changes that demand strategic responses.
A business intelligence analyst works on a tablet.
April 19, 2021
As a business grows, the more its data — sitting in unknown and unseen digital spaces — can reveal about its customers, market share and efficiency.
A data analyst sits at a desk working on their computer.
April 19, 2021
The field of information management grows more important by the moment. Data expands continually — and with it, the potential to gain valuable insights.