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Begin your journey

At the iSchool, you’ll discover new opportunities and prepare for a rewarding career. Our programs will teach you how to use information and technology to benefit individuals, organizations, and society. In addition, our reputation and #1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report will pave the way for your success.

When you earn your degree from the iSchool, you’ll learn from the best faculty, engage with the brightest students, and have experiences that you’ll never forget. Along the way, you’ll make meaningful connections that last a lifetime.

What can you do with an iSchool degree?

With few required courses and a variety of electives, our degrees can be customized to meet your unique career goals.

David Alegre (BSIS ’22) is a UX/UI design specialist at BP.

Bea Verin (BSIS ’23) is an incoming global technology engineer at Nike in Portland, Oregon.

Sandra Enimil (MSLIS ’12) is a program director, scholarly communication and information policy at Yale University Library.

Taylor Kirch (MSLIS ’14) is a metadata technologist focused on Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, and Human-in-the-Loop data curation at Netflix.

Colleen McClowry (MSLIS ’12) is a senior product manager at Reverb (Etsy).

Kelly Schulz (MSLIS '18) is an archivist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Rahul Chandran (MSIM ’20) is a product manager at Yahoo!

Megan Williams-Friemel (MSIM ’20) is a competitive intelligence manager in the Rapid Diagnostics Division at Abbott.

Divya Tantri (MSIM ’22) is a technical product manager at Microsoft.

M. Cameron Jones (PhD ’10) is a senior engineering manager at Google.

Noah Samuel (PhD ’21) is a user experience researcher at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Join our global alumni network

Our School has a strong network of more than 10,000 alumni who hold a variety of positions, such as information architect, academic librarian, data analyst, youth services librarian, digitization archivist, and user experience designer. Employers include:

  • Amazon
  • The American Library in Paris
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • Deloitte
  • European University Institute
  • Facebook
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Intelligent Medical Objects
  • Kansas City Public Library
  • Library of Congress
  • New York Public Library
  • Pandora
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Spotify
  • Wayfair
  • and many more!
Yi Chook

I want to use data to tell a story and develop strategic plans. I realized I needed a deeper analytical and technical background to implement any solutions using information drawn from data. That is why I chose this program. I can customize the curriculum to match my career interest.

Yi Chook, MSIM student and iSchool student ambassador

Undergraduates — Chart your unique path

Join our School as a transfer student or a first-time student. We provide the resources to help you easily begin the process of becoming an iSchool student and, along the way, provide personalized support to help you achieve your career goals. 

Visit us virtually and in person!

The iSchool offers many options for prospective students to learn more about our degree programs. Join us for in-person and virtual options. We also look forward to visiting with prospective graduate students at virtual and on-campus graduate school fairs and conferences.

Get the support you need

Our advisors are collaborators who will support you every step of the way. They will help you select the best courses for your program and goals, and they also will help you find opportunities outside the classroom to develop your skills and make professional connections that are valuable in the job market.

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The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a catalyst for people driven to change the world through learning and discovery.