The University of Washington’s Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program develops leaders with the skills to manage innovative systems and networks of information to meet the needs of organizations of all types and sizes. Graduates are industry leaders in the Puget Sound and around the globe turning today’s information and technology resources into tomorrow’s sources of change, growth, and innovation.
Preparing Information Leaders
The MSIM curriculum builds foundational skills across the breadth of the information management field, and provides opportunities for specializations in a variety of areas, including data science and analytics, information assurance and security, information architecture and organization, user experience, and information management and consulting.
MSIM graduates have the analytic capability, ethical awareness, and leadership skills to contextualize information so they can:
- Find and gather information from multiple sources
- Recognize information gaps and identify information needs
- Model, organize, and analyze information
- Actualize information and design systems to enable others to use information effectively
- Use information for decision making and communication
Immediate Professional Benefits
Graduates of the program often see immediate professional benefits from their experiences in the program. Typical roles for graduates immediately following degree completion include:
- Information or Content Architect
- User Experience Designer
- Systems Analyst
- Applications Manager
- Software Design Engineer
- Functional Analyst
- Project Manager
- Senior Consultant
- Web Computing Specialist
- Database Administrator
- Cybersecurity Professional
Grounded in Research, Relevant to Industry
The University of Washington is a Tier 1 public research institute and the iSchool receives significant industry and government grants to expand our knowledge in the information field. Students may participate in research projects, but all benefit from faculty who are working in important areas of health informatics, cybersecurity, designing tools for people with visual or motor impairments, meta-design of digital media, and the value of community-based technology.