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  School of Communication and Information 2023-2025 Master of Information Program Dual-Degree I.T.I./M.I.  

Dual-Degree I.T.I./M.I.

The dual-degree pathway allows students to earn an information technology and informatics (I.T.I.) major within a bachelor's degree and a master of information degree in five years of continuous study. Students who have completed at least 90 credits  may apply and be considered for admission into the dual-degree pathway to the master of information (M.I.) degree.


  • Allows students to gain a head start on graduate work during the senior undergraduate year by taking 12 graduate credits.
  • Saves on tuition since the graduate courses taken during the undergraduate years are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Allows students to maintain continuity with their faculty, university resources, and research facilities while completing a master's degree.
  • Gives students a competitive edge in the marketplace and increases earning potential.

Application Criteria and Process

Students must meet the following criteria and complete the following processes to be considered for admission to the dual degree program:
  • Must be an I.T.I. major who has completed at least 90 credits.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Submit an online application through the Graduate Study portal.
  • Submit essay responses to questions presented in the online application.
  • Submit an official copy of their transcript.
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a professor in their major.
  • Must have four to five courses (i.e., 12-15 credits) remaining to complete the elective requirements for the I.T.I. major.
To submit an online application and documents, visit
  • Select "Library and Information Science" in the Program Selection section.
  • Select the fall semester of your senior year and the appropriate "Curriculum."
Students must earn a grade of a B or higher in the graduate courses for them to be counted toward the M.I. degree.

Final admission decisions will be made after the deadline dates listed in the application portal. Admission decisions are based on evidence of high achievement. 

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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