Online Information Science Master’s Degrees

Use the Power of Information to Build a Better World

Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) offers online information science master’s programs that prepare you to drive innovation in the digital information age.

Through world-class online degrees delivered in a flexible and collaborative format, the iSchool prepares you to make an immediate impact on your organization.

Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Learn to apply insights from small and large datasets to make informed decisions in any organization. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on analytical skills to drive business strategies using data capture, visualization and mining.

Master of Science in Information Management

Improve how organizations consume, manage and use information. The program is designed to help develop information management leaders who can leverage information systems that will benefit people and organizations alike. We also offer an MS in Information Management for Executives for people with six or more years of relevant experience.

Master of Science in Library and Information Science

Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), the MS in Library and Information Science prepares you to bridge the gap between people, information and technology in a broad range of settings. You will be prepared to make a positive impact on how communities access and use information.

Master of Science in Library and Information Science: School Media

The ALA-accredited MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization (MLIS: School Media) will prepare you to instruct children in grades pre-K through 12 in all areas of technology, literacy and fluency.

Discover the iSchool Online

For over 25 years, Syracuse University’s iSchool has delivered world-class online information science master’s programs and empowered students to collaborate with fellow tech professionals from around the world. Each program has been developed based on research about how online students actually learn best, with all coursework driven by our expert iSchool faculty members.

Experience a Flexible Online Program

Our online programs are designed for working professionals who travel frequently or can’t commute to class. That’s why we offer classes Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, and all coursework and live classes are accessible via our full-service mobile app.

Attend Live, Online Classes

Participate in live, face-to-face classes hosted via Zoom, designed to promote collaboration and networking. All live classes are recorded for later review and include features such as breakout rooms for group projects, dark mode for nighttime studying and adjustable video speed for reviewing lectures.

Complete Self-Paced Coursework

Complete weekly coursework on your own schedule that features high-quality video, interactive content and projects, quizzes, guest lectures and information science case studies.

Receive Additional Benefits

During the program, you will gain access to LinkedIn Premium, allowing you to take advantage of salary insights, LinkedIn Learning courses, interactive interview preparation and the ability to send InMail to hiring managers.

Explore Our iSchool Class Profile

The iSchool comprises a diverse student body that contributes a range of important perspectives on the future of information utilization. Learn more about our iSchool community below.

iSchool community
Program Average Years of Work Experience Female Traditionally Underrepresented Groups Military Affiliation
MS in Applied Data Science 9 30% 45% 16%
MS in Library and Information Science 7 79% 29% 8%
MS in Information Management 10 33% 41% 35%

The self-reported information above reflects enrolled students as of June 2020.

Meet Our iSchool Students

Here at the Syracuse University’s iSchool, we’re proud of the diverse students and alumni in our Orange community. One such alumna is data analyst Kirby Hood, who found a new passion for data science while earning her MS in Applied Data Science online.

"Pursuing my master’s has allowed me to explore a new passion for data that I never thought I had. Upon completion of the program, opportunities have presented themselves that I never dreamed were possible. I have been able to talk through business problems in a new way, and present the data behind the analysis to help stakeholders drive business decisions. It has also allowed me to advance within my career and take on new responsibilities to help drive change."

Kirby Hood

MS in Applied Data Science 2019, Data Analyst

To learn more about our iSchool students and over 10,000 alumni worldwide, visit our student profiles page.

How Will You Drive Innovation?

Don’t wait to gain new information science expertise and join a global network of more than 10,000 Orange tech professionals.