Program Overview

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers a Master of Science in Information Sciences program in which students gain knowledge of the generation, production, management, dissemination, and uses of information. Students achieve an understanding of the various roles that organizations and institutions play in promoting the flow and use of information, as well as the role of the information professional as mediator between information resources and their users, and the various tools and technologies in facilitating access to and use of information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above will be considered for admission. A one day orientation is required at the begining of the program. Transcripts. A written statement of career objectives. Students return to Knoxville at the conclusion of the program to take the comprehensive examination or to defend a thesis.

    School Overview

    The University of Tennessee is a public, 4-year, land-grant university headquartered in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The school is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country and was founded in 1794. During the Civil War, the school was considered to be the bastion of Union sympathies and the school suffered major structural damage during the Battle of Fort Sanders. Additional campuses were built and the UT University System was created in 1968. Today, University of Tennessee in Knoxville is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system.

    The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:

    • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    • Architecture and Design
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Business Administration
    • Communication and Information
    • Health, Education, and Human Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI)



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