MS in Information Management

Distinctive Features

  • Research keeps you on the cutting edge of information management—you’ll have opportunities to work with our faculty in research areas such as: information systems, information security and privacy, human centered computing and design.
  • Professors of practice bring experience from the field directly to the classroom so students learn the skills immediately applicable to the work environment.
  • Interested in using information management skills in government, non-profit organizations, the health care sector, or even sports data analytics? You can choose electives from one of nine other schools and colleges at Syracuse University to complement your coursework.
  • The iSchool is the place to study information security—we’re designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence for: Information Assurance/Cyber Defense, Information Assurance Education, and Research.

The Master of Science in Information Management (IM) at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a 42-credit degree program that hones your skills in:

  • Management and organizational change solution analysis and design
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Business process improvement
  • Applied information technology

You will learn to approach challenges with strategic vision, while ensuring that technology solutions integrate with enterprise goals.

Available On-campus | Online | Full-time | Part-time


Find your focus area

Want more from your Information Management degree? Specialize with a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS). With a CAS in addition to your master's degree, your elective classes are tailored to digging deeper into a niche skill set, and you can graduate with two degrees instead of one.

Pursuing a CAS along with the MS in Information Management is easy to do, won't add extra classes to your course load, will give you the extra edge when applying for jobs and beyond.


Courses & Curriculum

The Information Management curriculum will prepare you to:

  • Improve the strategic use and management of information resources in business, government, and nonprofit organizations
  • Develop corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the widespread use of these technologies
  • Increase the productivity and creativity of knowledge workers, managers, and executives who work with information resources
  • Evaluate, plan, and deploy the effective use of information and communication technologies within organizations

Overview (42 total credits)

  • 10 credits of primary core courses
  • 15 credits of secondary core courses
  • 8–14 credits of elective courses
  • 3–9 credits as an exit requirement (capstone course and an internship)

View Curriculum in Course Catalog


Application Requirements

Admissions requirements can be found on our application checklist.

The major components of the application are: the online application, academic transcripts, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, exam scores, resume or CV, and the $75 non-refundable application fee.

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Online and On Campus

The Information Management program is offered online, on-campus, full-time, and part-time, or any mixture thereof.

All online Information Management students, along with all other newly admitted online master’s students, begin their first year of study with a 7-day required summer residency on the Syracuse University campus in July.

Learn more about the Summer Residency for Online Students


Fast Track Accelerated Degree for Information Management

The Fast Track program is an accelerated degree program for the Master in Information Management (IM). Fast Track is available to all Syracuse University and LeMoyne College undergraduate students.

If you qualify for the Fast Track program, you can earn your IM degree in just one year by beginning graduate coursework during the senior year of your undergraduate program. The IM program typically takes two years to complete.

You need to indicate interest and apply to the Fast Track program before May 1 of your junior year.

Learn more about Fast Track at the iSchool


Application Deadlines

Application deadlines can be found on our Admissions page.

MS programs at the iSchool only accept students for either a Fall start (campus students) or a Summer start (online students).

Those who apply before February 1 receive priority consideration for our merit-based scholarships and awards.