The Master of Science in Information from the University of Wisconsin–Madison increases your data and information literacy and provides you with a pathway into a data, information or applied computing career.
Designed with working professionals in mind, this online master’s program is flexible and can be taken on campus or online, depending on which best suits your lifestyle. It can also be taken part-time to minimize impact to your life and career. As a “stackable” program, it accepts the transfer of previously earned credits in the User Experience Design Capstone Certificate and the Analytics for Decision Making Capstone Certificate.
Our comprehensive curriculum balances quantitative with qualitative skills, focusing on building the technical skills needed to understand systems and the critical thinking, design and communication skills needed to govern and critique them. Course topics include foundational information science, data ethics, statistics, data flow analysis, communications, cultural competencies and data and project management knowledge, with additional concentration areas in user experience/interaction design and data analytics and data management.
The need for technology and data-savvy professionals has never been greater, and graduates of the Master of Science in Information will be prepared and qualified to take on a variety of roles across industries including corporations, startups, nonprofits and government organizations.