Department of Information Studies
The Department of Information Studies is internationally recognized for its work in areas such as digital archives and libraries, multimedia databases, social implications of the Internet, organization of knowledge, and information policy. Researchers focus on all kinds of environments where information is stored and retrieved, including the World Wide Web, public libraries, academic libraries, archives, museums, corporations, and schools. The department educates future librarians, archivists, scholars, researchers, and information professionals, focusing on system design and end-users of information and their needs and studying the ways people search for and use information.
The Department of Information Studies was ranked fourteenth in U.S. News & World Report's last survey of Library and Information Studies programs. In addition to its overall ranking, it was ranked fourth in archives and preservation and ninth in digital librarianship.
Students can pursue several graduate degree and post-master's programs based on their interests and career objectives. Both academic and professional programs prepare students to develop and apply knowledge that enhances the creation, access, preservation, and use of information in all forms and formats by individuals and institutions, always with an eye to promoting equity and access in a multicultural society.
- Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
- Master of Arts in Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS)
- Post-Masters Certificate of Specialization
- Doctorate in Information Studies (PhD)
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