The Master of Science degree in Information Science at the University of North Texas offers a unique approach to the study of information.
The program combines research and interdisciplinary courses to offer a premier educational experience as you start your journey to connecting people, information and technology.
Our program provides you the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as a professional in a variety of information agencies. Many graduates work in business intelligence, web search portals, information processing services or electronic publishing.
Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended. This allows you to effectively balance courses with full-time or part-time employment. The core courses are offered online with a face-to-face component known as a web institute.
Distance students participating in the web institute format meet at a host site for either one nine- day institute or two four-day institutes and complete the remaining courses online. Cohorts are available in:
The educational experience is enhanced by student organization activities, interaction with local chapters of national professional associations and pre-professional work with community libraries and corporations.
In addition to receiving American Library Association accreditation, our programs have received numerous other national recognitions. They are:
Provides you the skills needed for production, archival and presentation of records, appraisal and acquisitions. Also prepares you to work with imaging for archives, museums and libraries.
Primes you to succeed in a wide range of positions in both private and public organizations. Also provides leadership and demonstrates theoretical knowledge of library and information science and their applications in different fields.
Prepares you to work with health and medical applications, electronic medical records, clinical research data, health education, e-science, and legal and ethical issues concerning health information.
Equips you with the necessary skills to organize information for a wide variety of information formats, resources, systems and environments. You could be responsible for library cataloging, classification, metadata development and use.
Outfits you with the basic skills and competencies that'll enable you to support an organization to gain strategic and tactical competitive advantage. Also prepares you for positions that require technical knowledge and technical skills.
Through the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium , you'll have access to a variety of offerings from other consortium members. We plan to enrich the WISE offerings through several of our courses each semester.
The Texas Center for Digital Knowledge assembles scholars from multiple disciplines to investigate and consult on technologies and practices that enhance organizational and workplace effectiveness. TxCDK provides research support services for faculty members and doctoral students, and it sponsors lectures and workshops.
Additional research labs include the Information Research and Analysis Lab , the Intelligent Information Access Lab and the Visual Thinking Lab.
We're also members of several key organizations and consortiums that provide unique research opportunities for our students. Among them is the iSchools organization, which allows our students to be trained in research by world renowned scholars.
You'll need to meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School ® , which are outlined at gradschool.unt.edu. In addition, the Department of Information Science requires:
For forms and more information about program admission requirements, visit our website. We also offer personal advising by phone and in person.
The university and department offer multiple options to help you pursue your graduate degree, including loans, library or teaching assistantships, scholarships, internships or co-ops, and part-time employment. More information about these opportunities is available at our website.
Information about federal financial assistance programs is available at the financial aid website. Libraries, agencies and corporations offer part-time employment, internships or co-op experiences.
Yvonne J. Chandler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Legal information services and research; Internet resources and services; education for library and information services.
Hsia-Ching (Carrie) Chang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University at Albany. Adoption/diffusion of social media; business analytics; knowledge/science mapping; cloud computing security; human information interaction; information architecture.
Jiangping Chen, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Digital libraries; multilingual information access; service information systems design and analysis.
Ana D. Cleveland, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Medical informatics; information storage and retrieval; indexing and abstracting.
Yunfei Du, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Academic libraries; international librarianship; learning styles; e-learning.
Larry Enoch, Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Information organization; design theory; information access; special libraries.
Elizabeth Figa, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Ethnographic study of information retrieval, information behavior, storytelling and oral tradition; narrative analysis; historical research methods.
Martin Halbert, Associate Professor and Dean of Libraries; Ph.D., Emory University. Leadership and social change; digital libraries; digital preservation.
Suliman Hawamdeh,Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). Digital information management; knowledge management; information organization and information retrieval; organizational learning and learning organization.
Janet Hilbun, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. School libraries; young adult literature.
Jeonghyun Kim, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Digital content management in libraries, museums and archives; human information behavior; information architecture.
Shawne D. Miksa, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Organization, control and access to information entities; classification research and theory; information retrieval; bibliometrics; scholarly communication.
William E. Moen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Information and Director of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information organization; metadata; networked information discovery and retrieval; information technology standards; development and implementation; information policy; digital repositories; evaluation.
Brian O'Connor Professor; Ph.D., University of California- Berkeley. Image document access; information seeking behavior; browsing studies; representation of questions and documents.
Guillermo Oyarce, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Information retrieval systems; feature selection; human computer interaction: direct, manipulation in IR and visualization; cognitive issues in distributed networks and the digital library.
Jodi Philbrick, Lecturer; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Health informatics; health sciences libraries; competencies for information professionals; social media, mobile technology and information access.
Barbara Schultz-Jones, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Collaboration networks; cataloging; social networks; school library automation systems; information behavior in context.
Daniella Smith, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Leadership role of school libraries; mentorship in organizations; information seeking behaviors of children; cultures and transformational leadership.
Herman Totten, Dean of the College of Information; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Management of libraries and information agencies; diversity issues as related to management of library and information agencies; reading activities of all age groups.
Phil Turner, Professor Emeritus; Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce. Communications; special materials audio visual; telecommunications; management of libraries and information centers; school media; research methods.
Xin Wang, Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Missouri. Usability and user experience research; health informatics; human computer interaction; image system design.
Ruth West, Associate Professor and Director of xREZ Lab; M.F.A., University of California-Los Angeles. Cross- disciplinary art-science research; experimental visualization and sonification of “big data” and biomedical imaging; information aesthetics and information design; immersive systems; augmented and mixed reality; mobile and participatory media; citizen science; human-computer interaction; user interaction and user experience; STEM to STEAM education.
Maurice Wheeler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Management; leadership; organizational culture; diversity; public libraries.
Oksana Zavalina, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Information organization, access and retrieval; digital libraries and aggregations; subject access; metadata, cataloging and classification; information use and users; information systems
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