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Applied Data and Information Science B.S. + Master of Library and Information Science

Put the focus on data and how to tame it by earning a Bachelor of Science in Applied Data and Information Science and a Master of Library and Information Science through IU’s 5-year accelerated degree program with the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis.

Convenience meets science

A leader in the field of online learning, our Department of Library and Information Science specializes in fostering collaborative learning from a distance. By creating an environment that allows you to work from home or wherever you need to be, our online master’s program lets you expand your skills and further your education without putting life on hold.

Everything runs on data

Your classes will prepare you to manage the relentless data pipeline and meet the developing need for information, through a rigorous program focused on data curation, management, ethics, analysis, and dissemination.

In your online Master of Library and Information Science courses you’ll create technology plans, develop leadership strategies, build web pages, and organize and preserve information in digital libraries.

A new world of information

Learn how to be an analyst and a steward of all kinds of information, organizing the history we’re making each day and crafting science-based solutions. With your degree combination, you’ll be qualified for jobs including:

  • Data/Digital Curator
  • Data Librarian
  • Digital collections librarian
  • Information architect
  • Research Data Manager
  • Metadata specialist
  • Social science data librarian
  • Technical services specialist

How it works

You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. We will waive all application fees.

Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.

Plan of Study

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (13 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Fifth Year

Summer (6 credits)

Fall Semester (9 credits)

Spring Semester (9 credits)

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