The Master of Science in Information Quality (MSIQ) is a 33-credit hour program designed to prepare students for careers in industry and government as well as advanced graduate studies. The curriculum is designed to balance information quality theory with industry best practices using state-of-the-art tools and technology.
The course content was developed with the support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Information Quality Program and with additional help from leading practitioners and researchers within the information quality community.
This program is offered both on-campus and fully online. MSIQ students can proceed at their own pace and can earn their degree in as little 18 months. We also offer an accelerated B.S. to M.S. program for students pursuing the B.S. in Information Science
Students may have an entry into the Information Quality track of the Computer and Information Sciences Ph.D. for those who want to continue their studies at the doctoral level.
- Instruction by highly qualified doctoral-level faculty with extensive experience in the field
- Convenient evening and online classes
- Paid internship opportunities are available in the summer term
- A limited number of graduate assistantships and scholarships are available for qualified students
- All MSIQ courses (except thesis and internship hours) can be counted in the IQ track of the Computer and Information Sciences Ph.D.
- Networking opportunities with other career professionals in the program
- Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and perspective needed to work on the information quality problems facing today’s organizations.
- Graduates will have the professional skills (communication, interpersonal, team, etc.) needed to assume demanding information quality roles in a variety of settings (academia, government, and industry).
- Graduates will possess a solid foundation in Information System Concepts, Visualization, Database Applications, and other topics related to the Information Science field.
- Graduates will demonstrate their ability to think analytically and critically in investigating and developing novel solutions to information quality problems.
- Baccalaureate degree in information science, computer science, computer information systems, management, or a related discipline from an accredited institution
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- For regular admission, minimum GRE Verbal Reasoning score of 142, a minimum GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 142, (minimum total Score of 290), and the GRE Analytical Writing score of at least 3.0 or a GMAT Score of at least 420. The GRE/GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have completed the UA Little Rock Information Quality graduate certificate program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Read the full list of admission requirements.
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the 27-hours of graded course work.
- Successful completion of the six-hour capstone requirement. Choose one:
- Research Thesis
- Graduate Project
- Internship (Cooperative Education)
- Additional Information Quality or Information Science electives
View the steps to apply to the UA Little Rock Graduate School or reach out to us to learn more.