- 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.
Data scientists are crucial to solving big data problems in areas as diverse as clinical research, defense intelligence, customer behavior, medical diagnosis, and risk management. As the field grows, graduates are shaping the first wave of data science practices and standards. Be a part of a rapidly growing field that will shape the future of Information Management.
Focus Areas within Data Science
Database management, structured data analytics and visualization, and textual data management and analytics
Jobs in the Data Science Field
Analytics Engineer, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Mining Specialist, Data Scientist, Data Visualization Specialist, Enterprise Account Manager, Information Systems Specialist, Manager of Market Research Analytics, Manager of Strategic Planning and Data Analytics
Information is a critical asset within an organization, as lives depend on the continuation of information systems and their correct operation. With the increasing complexities of today’s hardware, software, and their networking, the need for managing enterprise security becomes more pressing. Start your career in the world of information security with classes taught by those who have worked in the field.
Focus Areas within Information Security Management
Security Policy, Security Technology, Security Management, Network Security, Digital Forensics, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Privacy Issues
Jobs in the Information Security Field
Information Security Manager, Security Administrator, Security Policy Analyst, Government IT Security Officer, Security Risk Analyst, IT Security Specialist, Information Security Consultant, Cyber Forensics Analyst
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.