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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Online Information Session

Join Veronica Falandino, Acting Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, to learn more about the PhD program, application & upcoming December 1 deadline, and discuss any questions you may have.

Date: Thursday, November 6
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Register here:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Funding and Fellowships

Funding an education can be an important factor when deciding on a program.  I want to share with you information about funding a doctoral degree at UMSI:

All PhD students in the School of Information are guaranteed a minimum of four years of funding, contingent on successful academic performance and progress toward your degree. This support includes tuition and stipend for four fall and four winter terms and year-round health benefits, if making progress toward your degree. Funding also includes a stipend for one summer term. Additional funding may be available and I want to highlight two fellowships are described below:

1.     The Learning Health Fellows Program (a new fellowship) is supported by the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) in the University of Michigan Medical School.  DLHS is the first-in-the-nation department focused on learning applied to health at all levels of scale:  individuals, teams, organizations, and ultra-large scale systems. 
2.     The Open Data Research Fellowship program allows students to engage in a vibrant set of research activities at the University of Michigan in the conduct of responsible data-intensive science and engineering. The work involves faculty and doctoral students from UMSI, computer science and engineering, bioinformatics, materials science, and chemical engineering.

For other financial aid, such as loans and grants, contact the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid (734 763-6600). In addition, the Rackham Fellowships Office (734 764-8119) has information on fellowships and scholarships from outside agencies.  See our research section about research grants and fellowships available within UMSI.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Event for Prospective Students: Connect with UMSI

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

The event on Thursday, October 16 (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 18 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. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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 doctoral program.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

UMSI PhD application now open

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, 2014.