Program in Information Management School of Information Studies Syracuse University

Program in Information Management School of Information Studies Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Syracuse University School of Information Studies

The School of Information Studies is the original information school in the nation. The school's approach stands out from other institutions that offer computer science, management, information science, and other related programs. The school's focus is on users and user information needs as a starting point for integrating information and information technology into organizations. The faculty members combine expertise in a vast array of fields, and are very active in research topics that reflect their diverse intellectual backgrounds and interests. Each year, the school's graduates are among the most sought after in the nation.

Top Ranked

"US News and World Report" ranks Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (iSchool) in the top five for Online Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Programs. The iSchool also ranks first in Information Systems for Library and Information Schools and number one in Online Graduate Degree Programs in Computer Information Technology for Veterans.

Master's in Information Management Degree Program

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 that no one ever imagined, and as a result enhance the effective delivery of public services.

IM graduates acquire skills in management and organizational change, solution analysis and design, communication and collaboration, business process improvement, and applied information technology. Graduates learn to approach challenges with strategic vision, while ensuring that technology solutions integrate with enterprise goals.

The 42-credit curriculum includes a 10-credit primary core requirement, a 15-credit secondary core requirement across three core areas, 8 to 14 credits of electives, and a three to nine credit exit requirement. The master's degree program must be completed within seven years although most students complete the degree in two years. The program is available to part-time and distance students and can be completed at the student's own pace through evening, short courses, and online delivery.

Executive Program in Information Management

Students with six or more years of appropriate full-time professional experience in the information management field and who demonstrate appropriate professional qualifications may apply to the Master of Science in Information Management degree program executive track. Those who are accepted into the executive track may waive the internship requirement, and reduce the number of credit hours required for the degree to 30.

Online Master's in Information Management Program

Since 1993, the iSchool at Syracuse University has been offering high-quality, graduate-level distance learning opportunities to students around the world. With limited residencies and asynchronous course delivery, students can learn virtually anytime, anywhere, earning Syracuse University degrees with flexible study schedules and no need to relocate. This flexibility attracts some of the best professionals in their related fields and the online classroom becomes an environment that enhances engagement and expands professional networks.

Online courses are of the same academic rigor as on-campus courses, and every effort is made to ensure that the academic experience is of equally excellent quality for both distance and campus students. The only difference is the delivery mode.

Graduates of the School of Information Studies distance programs receive the same degrees as their campus counterparts.


The iSchool's 50+ full-time faculty members combine expertise in information systems, linguistics, computer science, library science, education, business management, school media, digital literacy, management information systems, telecommunications, wireless and emerging technologies, and communication. The faculty members are very active in research topics that reflect their diverse intellectual backgrounds and interests. Recent grant projects include: a Faculty Research Award from Google; a Workflow and Data Management Research Project funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Division; and research on vulnerabilities in the Internet's Border Gateway Protocol also funded by the NSF.

Scholarship Awards

The iSchool offers merit awards to aid students in pursuing graduate degrees in Information Management ranging from graduate. Merit base aid includes endowed awards, graduate assistantships, and Europe/Eurasia Scholarships.

Location & Contact

Program in Information Management

School of Information Studies
Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

Mr. Carsten Oesterlund,

Program Director C

Phone: 315-443-2911
Fax: 315-443-6886

Ms. Susan Corieri

Director of Enrollment Management

Phone: 315-443-2575

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Information Studies Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 161
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


36% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,181
    • Accepted 436
    • Acceptance Rate 36
    • Enrolled 187
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 1
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students400
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students400
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Full-time Percentage74%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian12%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown4%



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