The requirements for completion of an MPS degree in Information Science are designed to give students exposure to a range of Information Science and provide the flexibility for students to combine Information Science with their individual career goals.

Requirements for Incoming Spring 2018 or Later

I. Credit Requirements

30 credits of courses at a 4000-level or higher, distributed as follows:

  • Information Science credits - at least 18 credits total. Please see the MPS Courses.
  • A minimum of 9 credits from the Human and Social Systems.
  • A minimum of 9 credits from the Information Systems category.
  • INFO 5905 Professional Career Development (Mandatory) - 1 credit S/U. Offered in the Fall only. 
  • MPS Project credits - between 3 or 6 credits: Either in the MPS Project (INFO 5900 & INFO 5901) or in the Digital Technology Practicum (INFO/NBA 6480)
  • Elective credits - no more than 9 credits: Please see MPS Courses for a list of the approved electives for each semester. Any electives not listed must have prior approval by the Director, who acts as faculty advisor for all MPS students.

II. Grade Requirements

  • Information Science and Elective courses: a minimum grade of C. Two of these credits may be taken as pass/fail (S/U).
  • MPS Project: a minimum grade of B.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Requirements for Incoming Fall 2017 or Earlier

I. Credit Requirements 

30 credits of courses at a 4000 level or higher, distributed as follows:​

  • Information Science credits - at least 12 credits total. Please see MPS Courses.
  • A minimum of 6 credits from the Human and Social Systems category.
  •  A minimum of 6 credits from the Information Systems category.
  • MPS Project credits - between 3 and 6 credits: Either in the MPS Project (INFO 5900 & INFO 5901) or in the Digital Technology Practicum (INFO/NBA 6480).
  • Elective credits - no more than 15 credits: Please see the MPS Courses page for a list of the approved electives for each semester. Any electives not listed must have prior approval by the Director, who acts as faculty advisor for all MPS students. 

II. Grade Requirements

  • Information Science and Elective courses: a minimum grade of C.
  • MPS Project: a minimum grade of B.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.