The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS) has been educating students to become leaders in the information sciences field for more than 100 years. SIS currently enrolls 173 undergraduate students and 510 graduate students.
It is estimated that the amount of information available for human use doubles every three years. As society enjoys an escalating amount of available information, there will be a growing need for professionals to manage that information. The degree programs offered at SIS prepare students solve the information challenges faced by our society.
SIS offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Science degree, as well as graduate degrees in our Library and Information Sciences, Information Sciences, and Telecommunications and Networking programs. Since its founding, SIS has continuously offered rigorous academic programs that have shaped the information professions and the disciplines within the field. Our curriculum has changed to meet the current demands and has expanded to represent the full spectrum of informationfrom creator and user to storage and transmission.
In addition to its academics, the faculty at SIS provide students with the necessary combination of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience. Our faculty members are engaged in a wide variety of research funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), the U.S. Army, and Google. This research covers a wide array of topics including: cybersecurity, telecommunications, accessibility, human-centered design, robotics, and datacenter management.
SIS is also a founding member of the iSchools organization, a global aggregation of schools, which currently surpasses 65 members, sharing a teaching and research focus on people, information, and technology.