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Online Information Science MS

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Credits: 36

Cost per credit: $471

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Online Information Science MS

Start a career that can take you anywhere. Organizations in nearly every industry are producing immense amounts of information and data. They need the information science professionals of the future to collect, manage, and analyze that data.

The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) program at the nation's first-ever College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary, experiential training that helps students hone the necessary skills to succeed in the expansive and fast-growing field of information science.

Our American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MSIS prepares students for careers in data science and intelligence analytics; public, academic, archival, and other private sector libraries; information and database management systems; and a wide range of government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.

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"Whether you want to pursue a career as a data scientist, intelligence analyst, or librarian, a wide range of expertise and credentials is needed for your future; the MSIS program is how you get there."
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Program consists of: 36 Credits
3 Concentrations
Credits: 36

Cost per Credit: New York Residents: $480 Out of State: $980

About the Program

Unlike other graduate programs in information science, UAlbany’s curriculum provides a comprehensive experience that offers training in a choice of five distinctive applications in the information environment: information technology, data science, analytics, archives and records management, and library and information services. An additional internship requirement ensures programs graduates are well-rounded, ahead of the curve, and highly in demand for their skills and professionalism. The internship component provides 150 hours of direct experience working in an information services agency under the supervision of an on-site mentor. As an intern, students will complete an on-site project that can be featured in their portfolio, setting them apart from other job seekers

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  • Intelligence Analysis,
  • Information Management & Technology or 
  • Data Analytics

    As a 12-credit concentration!
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Information Science:

  • Combines a broad range of interdisciplinary topics related to information processing and technology
  • Teaches students versatile skills and Critical thinking
  • Combines coursework with practical experience
  • Is in high demand
  • Is a top 25 Library & Information Sciences program!
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Students receive:

  • Strong student support
  • Outstanding career opportunities
  • Applied skills and real-world experience
  • Professional guidance and personal feedback
  • Core, concentration, and elective options in a 36-credit degree program

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  • A high-quality education at a value you can afford.

  • Courses anywhere, anytime, 100% online!

  • 1.3 million students served.

  • 3 million successful alumni worldwide.

  • Open the door to your future with a SUNY degree

  • Open the door to your future with a SUNY degree.

  • An affordable education with little to no debt.

  • 64 schools with thousands of expert faculty educating you for the future.

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