The School of Information (SI)
or iSchool at the University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor
is a graduate school offering both a Master of Science in Information (MSI) and a Doctor of Information (Ph.D.).
Its field of study is information: how it is created, identified, collected, structured, managed, preserved, accessed, processed, and presented; how it is used in different environments, with different technologies, and over time. The school's stated mission is "connecting people, information, and technology in more valuable ways."
The School of Information is part of a growing list of i-schools
devoted to the study of information as a discipline. These institutions have varied histories, some being newly created, others developing from earlier schools or departments focused on library and information science (as with SI), computer science, communications, or information technology. The school was the first of these institutions to relabel itself a "school of information".
In 2008, the School of Information, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
and the College of Engineering
unveiled a new undergraduate major called informatics.
The Master of Science in Information (MSI) degree is a 48-credit hour professional degree built on a core curriculum of "foundations" courses that synthesize content and methodology from library and information science
, computer science
, the humanities, and the social sciences. Real-world engagement is... Read More