The Department of Information Science at UA Little Rock offers two opportunities for undergraduate students to have an early entry into graduate school. This is intended to serve as a fast path for completing a master’s degree in either Information Quality or Information Science following completion of an undergraduate degree in Information Science. Students can earn their undergraduate and master’s degree in just five years.
The accelerated program is available to students pursuing a B.S. in Information Science. They can apply for early entry to either the M.S. in Information Quality or the M.S. in Information Science.
Benefits of Pursuing the Accelerated B.S. to M.S.
- An Accelerated B.S. to M.S. makes graduate education more accessible and affordable to students interested in pursuing advanced studies
- Our undergraduate students are well prepared to enter our graduate program and obtaining a master’s in Information Quality or in Information Science is advantageous for individuals pursuing positions that involve working with large amounts of data.
- The Master of Science in Information Quality prepares students to pursue a variety of data assurance careers such as Information Quality Manager, Information Quality Analyst, Information Quality Consultant, and Information Quality System Developer.
- The Master of Science in Information Science prepares students to pursue a variety of data careers such as Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Systems Analyst, and Data Architect. Individuals with advanced skills for working with large, unstructured data shared among a complex array of information systems/technologies are in high demand.
How to Apply
Read more about the application process and admission requirements for the MSIQ and the MSIS. Students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Early Entry B.S. to M.S. program before the end of their junior year to help ensure that they have the full subsequent year to begin taking appropriate courses for graduate credit, lessening the course load they will need to carry in their fifth year.
Students must meet with the Early Entry B.S. to M.S. Program Coordinator upon acceptance to the program to map out the graduate courses they will take.