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The Master of Science in Information (MSI)
The MSI is a professional degree which prepares students for emerging careers that meet the rapidly growing information-management needs of an increasingly interconnected world. As businesses and society grapple with the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, information professionals play a crucial role in analyzing, systematizing, and evaluating the massive resources generated by the digital revolution. At Michigan, we train students to be leaders and agents of change in a field that is evolving at unprecedented speed.
Should you consider an MSI?
The MSI program attracts students from over 100 different undergraduate majors: from computer science and engineering to psychology, history, and communications. We seek students with leadership potential who have a team-oriented approach to problem-solving, who are capable of dealing with ambiguity and change, and who have a strong commitment to service. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and from many stages of life - we routinely work with non-traditional students, those returning from military service, those applying from overseas and more.
Choose one of our options, or tailor a program just for you
Students in the UMSI Master of Science in Information program may choose one of many specializations, or tailor a degree program precisely suited to their needs. You can opt for a double degree if you like, building on what you learn at UMSI with an additional degree from another U-M school.
What will you learn in your MSI program?
In this section of the site, you can learn more about the MSI degree components, academic advising and other services we offer to students, and the master's thesis option. We encourage you to explore and learn more.