MS in Information Management

Real information managers don’t just support the enterprise,
they empower it."

New ways of using information and Internet-based and emerging technologies are revolutionizing the structure and operation of organizations. Today, information management enables integrated business processes that extend the entire information supply chain from consumer to provider to government to user. Corporate profitability and non-profits alike are transformed in ways we never imagined, and as a result enhance the effective delivery of public services.

Program Director Art Thomas on Information Management @ the iSchool

M.S. in Information Management

Staying competitive and productive in commercial business, non-profit and government demands a strategic response to the changes and innovations evolving from the collection of massive data repositories, rapidly emerging technologies, increased computing performance, increased communication capabilities and improved information dissemination and visualization.

The Masters of Science in Information Management (IM) is designed to prepare students to respond to four basic challenges confronting organizations today:

  • Increasing the productivity and creativity of knowledge workers, managers and executives who work with information resources;
  • Evaluating, planning and deploying the effective use of information and communication technologies within organizations;
  • Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the widespread use of these technologies; and
  • Improving the strategic use and management of information resources in business, government, and non-profit organizations.

Course Delivery

The M.S. in Information Management can be completed in both online and campus formats. The online program has the same curriculum, faculty, and tuition as its respective campus program. The only difference is the delivery mode. Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is currently ranked #5 by US News and World Report for Online Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Programs.


The most up-to-date curriculum information may be found in the Current Students section of the iSchool website.

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Fast Track

The Fast Track for the MS in Information Management program enables qualified students to start their graduate course work in their senior year of undergraduate study. This permits students to earn their master’s degree within one year after graduation from their undergraduate program. View the Fast Track Timeline for details.

The Fast Track is currently available to all Syracuse University students, as well as LeMoyne College students studying computer science or information systems. If you would like more information on the IM Fast Track please fill out this information request form.

Fast Track Timeline

By May 1st of Junior Year

Send e-mail to indicating interest in Fast Track. Complete the application process for admission to the MS in Information Management. The requirement for the GRE is waived. Complete Fast Track application form below. Notification of admission will be made on a rolling basis. Admission to the graduate program will be conditional on completion of the undergraduate program.

Summer between Junior and Senior year

Enroll in IST 601(1 CH) and IST 621 (3 CH) – Gateway Courses. These courses are offered in the condensed mode in July. To register for these courses, it is required that you meet with Jose Tavarez ( by appointment, in advance of open registration.

Fall & Spring of Senior Year

Enroll in IST 614 or IST 618 --you should take one course a semester – campus or online options are available.

Summer or Fall after graduation

You must provide an official degree bearing transcript to Syracuse University Graduate School-Enrollment Management. After receipt of the transcript and upon validation that you are in good academic standing, you will officially enter the MS in Information Management program.

Graduate School

The remainder of the program can be completed within one year (3 terms) if the student is full-time. If preferable the student can complete the program part-time and/or in the online mode.


The best way to apply is via our online application. This method allows us to process your application faster and more efficiently.

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Have a question about the program? Email or email to contact a current MSIM student, who can answer questions about the iSchool or life in Syracuse

For an information packet with complete admissions and curriculum information, please use our online information request form.

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