We live in an increasingly interconnected world of instant access to people, ideas, and data. The technologies of information are changing our behavior, our organizations, and our society. To understand the dynamics of our world, and to help shape a future that reflects social values, we need a form of knowledge that crosses disciplinary divides, bridges the arts and the sciences, and applies human insights to technological advances. This is the iSchool - the School of information at The University of Texas at Austin.
The study of information extends beyond any existing field. Our world-class faculty has expertise in a range of disciplines, from computer science, psychology, and engineering to anthropology, history, communications, and more. We come together to study and educate people about the interactions of people and information; the processes of managing and organizing information for meaning and use; and the impact of new technologies and behaviors on individuals, organizations, and society. We seek students who can see beyond current approaches to problems, who recognize that information transcends boundaries, and who are comfortable crossing disciplines in search of answers.
Our students learn to design new tools, analyze human activities, organize data, and ensure technology serves its intended users. We offer a top-ranked two-year masters program, certificates of advanced study, and numerous joint degrees.