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What will I learn?

Graduate opportunities

The Master of Science degree with a major in Information Science at the University of North Texas offers a unique approach to the study of information.

The program combines research and interdisciplinary courses to offer a premier educational experience as you start your journey in connecting people, information and technology.

Innovative course delivery

Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended. The Information Science degree program is offered completely online, in a residential format in Denton, or an off-campus format in Houston.

Students have the option of completing courses that are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended. Cohorts are available in some states in the country.

Outstanding student support and accolades

The educational experience is enhanced by student organization activities, interaction with local chapters of national professional associations and pre-professional work with community libraries and corporations.

In addition to the American Library Association accreditation, our programs have received numerous other national recognitions, including:

  • Ranked one of the nation’s Top 10 Best Medical Informatics graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked one of the nation’s best master’s programs in Library and Information Sciences, according to U.S. News and World Report
  • Funding for research and student support from organizations such as the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library of Congress

Available concentrations

Archival Studies and Imaging Technology

Provides you the skills needed for production, archival and preservation of records, appraisal and acquisitions. Also prepares you to work with imaging for archives, museums and libraries.

Health Informatics

Prepares you to work with health and medical applications, electronic medical records, clinical research data, health education, and e-science, as well as legal and ethical issues concerning health information.

Information Organization

Equips you with the necessary skills to organize information for a wide variety of information formats, resources, systems and environments. You could be responsible for library cataloging, classification, metadata development and use.

Information Systems

Outfits you with the basic skills and competencies that will enable you to support an organization in gaining strategic and tactical competitive advantages. Prepares you for positions that require technical knowledge and skills.

General Program of Study

Primes you to succeed in a wide range of positions in both private and public organizations. Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of library and information science and their applications in different fields.

Research and teaching resources

We are a member of key organizations and consortiums that provide unique research opportunities for our students. We are a member of the prestigious iSchools organization, a collection of information schools committed to advancing the information field. This partnership provides opportunities for our students to be trained in research by world-renowned scholars.

Through the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium, you’ll have access to course offerings from other consortium members. Research labs and centers on campus provide you with the resources necessary to conduct in-depth study in your field. These centers include the The Data Innovation Lab, the Intelligent Information Access Lab and the Visual Thinking Laboratory.

Which department am I in?

College of Information

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,988.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Information

3940 N. Elm St. Suite E290,

DENTON,

Texas,

76201, United States

Online/Distance (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,988.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must have

  • 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree,
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA,
  • a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree.

English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score requirement is 79; Minimum IELTS score is 6.0; Minimum PTE score is 53.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of North Texas

One of the largest public Tier 1 (top 3%) U.S. research universities, the University of North Texas is the choice of over 3000 international students.

  • One of the nation’s largest public research universities
  • Ranked by Carnegie Foundation as Tier 1 research university
  • 239 degree programs across 14 colleges
  • One of the nation’s most diverse universities