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Leading and Promoting the Information Field

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The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is dedicated to shaping the future of information through education, research, and engagement. The iSchool's world-class faculty deliver a high-quality academic experience through programs consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. iSchool alumni are leaders in the field who create innovative information solutions for their communities and workplaces. Researchers in the School address contemporary information issues in data science, human computer interaction, digital libraries, privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, bio- and health-informatics, information literacy, cultural analytics, and youth literature, culture and services, and more.

At a Glance

Master of Science in Library and Information Science

  • In-person or online

Master of Science in Information Management

  • In-person only 

Master of Science in Bioinformatics

  • In-person only

PhD in Information Sciences 

  • In-person only 

School Librarian Licensure Program

  • In-person or online 

Certificate of Advanced Study 

  • In-person or online

First Destination Data, 2018-2019 Graduates:

  • 90% of 2018-2019 of MS in LIS students who graduated and completed first destination survey during the 2018-2019 academic year reported to secure either employment (86%) or are enrolled in additional education (4%).
  • The top two destinations for survey respondents are academic libraries (50%) and public libraries (21%).
  • The response rate is 42% for iSchool’s first-destination survey.
  • The average annual salary of survey respondents is $52,138 with 75th percentile at $56,000 and 25th percentile at $40,000.
  • The top destinations for MS/LIS graduates are the Midwest, West, and East coast.
  • MS/LIS graduates secured the following job titles: Adult & Youth Services Librarian, Outreach & Student Engagement, Science Librarian, Reference Librarian, Cataloger, Data Librarian, and Teen Librarian.
  • Some employers of MS/LIS graduates include Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, Urbana Free Public Library, Northbrook Public Library, UC San Diego, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and Ohio State University.

Areas of Focus

  • Archives, Preservation, and Special Collections
  • ,Cataloging & Metadata
  • Collection,Acquisition and Circulation,
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • ,Data Science,
  • Data Visualization,
  • Digital Humanities,
  • Digital Initiatives,Integration and Management,
  • Health Informatics,Human-Computer Interaction,
  • Information Architecture,
  • Information Ethics & Values,
  • Information Management,
  • Information Security,
  • Information Systems and Technology,
  • Knowledge Organization,
  • Leadership, Management and Administration,
  • Librarianship
  • ,Misinformation & Media Literacy,
  • Outreach Programming,and Instruction,
  • Reference and Research,
  • Technology & Social Change,
  • User Experience Design,
  • Youth Services

Please join us for a brief introduction to our programs, followed by a Q&A.

We'd love to answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us

Moises Orozco Villicana, Director of Enrollment Management 

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