Monday, November 16, 2015

UMSI 2015 Employment Report

UMSI’s 2015 Employment Report is now available!  You can view the full report here, but I wanted to share some highlights:
  • 100% job placement
  • PhD average salaries: $85,000 overall (industry $98,000; academia $75,000)
  • Job search length: 3-4 months

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Doctoral program information session video

Were you unable to join us for this year's Connect with UMSI prospective student event?  Watch the video of the doctoral program presentation to learn more about the program, admissions, current student work, and more.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

List of faculty eligible to advise UMSI PhD students

The PhD application deadline is December 1.

As you may know, the application asks you to list 2-3 potential faculty advisers.  I am writing with a resource that could be helpful for this part of the application: a list of faculty eligible to advise PhD students.

Please review the full list of application requirements here.

To help you learn more about the program, and to give you a chance to ask questions, we will be hosting an online information session for PhD prospective students Thursday, October 29 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  We’ll also soon be posting a video of the doctoral presentation from Connect with UMSI, our prospective student event.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Prospective student events & RSVP for Ann Arbor event

UMSI will be hosting two events in Ann Arbor to help prospective students learn about the school.

The event on Thursday, October 22 (held from 5:30-7:45 p.m.) will be a chance to learn about the programs, admissions, funding, and career development in a shorter version of our Saturday event.

The Saturday, October 24 event (1:30-5:00 p.m.) will be a bit more in-depth on each of the above topics - with a specific portion of the day dedicated to doctoral studies - and will allow you a chance to engage with faculty and current students, in addition to hearing from staff throughout the afternoon.

Both events will be held in Palmer Commons, just a short walk away from North Quad.  In general, it is likely sufficient to attend only one of these events. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

The Master of Health Informatics program, joint between the School of Information and School of Public Health, will also hold an event for prospective students on October 24.  Click here to learn more.

We will also be scheduling online information sessions for those of you we can't meet in-person.  Keep an eye out for more information on those!

UMSI will also be at several fairs this fall.  See our recruitment calendar below to see if we'll be at a location or fair near you!

If you'll be at one of these fairs, stop by and see us. If not, please remember you can always email for more information about our graduate programs in Information.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PhD Application is Live!

The University of Michigan School of Information's PhD application is now live.  Learn more about the admissions requirements and begin your application here:

Contact with any questions throughout the application process.  The deadline for the PhD application is December 1, 2015.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Resources for applicants

As you are preparing for the upcoming December 1 PhD application deadline, you may find these resources about UMSI and our research helpful:

Faculty directory
Faculty and PhD student profiles
Research at UMSI

Our YouTube page has many videos of faculty and doctoral students discussing their research.

Check out this video where our dean, Jeff Mackie-Mason discusses how the Internet provides opportunities for people to connect and share information in an altruistic way, and more importantly, why they wish to do so.

Connect with UMSI Doctoral Presentation

Not able to join us for this year's Connect with UMSI event for prospective students?  Watch the video of the doctoral program presentation to learn more about the program, admissions, current student work, and more.