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Graduate Programs

Join a leader in graduate education

Consistently ranked number one for excellence in graduate education, the iSchool at Illinois leads the way in shaping the future of information. Our researchers address the opportunities and challenges of contemporary information technologies, and our world-class faculty equip students to think critically and pursue their aspirations. Our graduates are leaders in the information professions who make a difference every day in their local, national, and global communities.

Our programs provide a solid foundation of coursework combined with extensive opportunities for practical experience. As an iSchool student, you will have the freedom to customize your degree according to your interests and in consultation with our experienced advisors and faculty.

After graduation, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills across a broad range of occupations. You will be qualified to enjoy a rewarding career in education, business, science, health care, government, or any field that uses information to answer challenging questions and inform decision-making.

Shruti Deekshitula

iSchool's comprehensive curriculum matches to my career interest and gives me the flexibility to tailor my degree with courses of my own choosing; UIUC provides a wide range of opportunities to its students both at the personal and career front. I hope to pursue every opportunity during my time here, thus enhancing my knowledge and skillset.

Shruti Deekshitula, MS/IM student

The iSchool's diverse faculty and courses helped me gain expertise in the field of information extraction while also exposing me to the wider impact of technology. The opportunities to work on industry and government funded projects were instrumental in my professional growth. This close knit community and the highly accessible staff supported me at every step of my PhD journey.

Shubhanshu Mishra (PhD '20), Machine Learning Researcher (NLP) at Twitter

MS/LIS student Mary Franks was named the 2021 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Century Scholarship. The scholarship supports students with disabilities, providing funds for services or accommodations that will enable them to successfully complete their MS or PhD in an ALA-accredited library and information science program.