Our task as iSchoolers — examining the role data, technology, and information play in business and society — has never been more critical as we aim to create a more just and equal world.
We work, learn, and live in a digital information age.
It drives our economy, our politics, and our education systems. The future will be shaped by those who understand and innovate in this environment. Who advocates for the underserved, design for the end user, and solve for the unsolvable. They’re diverse, imaginative, and driven to make changes. They’re iSchoolers.
Who you’ll meet.
We’re a tight-knit community, which means you’ll become friends and colleagues with fellow students, faculty, and staff.
You’ll develop connections here that will last a lifetime. And you’ll become part of the broader Syracuse University Orange family.
What you’ll explore.
From cybersecurity to sustainability, misinformation to cloud computing, our faculty and students pursue leading-edge research across industries.
- 12 Research centers and labs
- 47 Faculty and student publications in 2021
- $1.4m Grant funding awarded in 2021
Where you’ll go.
Your iSchool degree will open doors around the globe. From Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, our graduates pursue exciting careers that offer tremendous growth opportunities.
- 73,000 Average starting salary of last year’s undergraduate class
- 95% Employment rate within 6 months of graduation
- #1 Careers in our field are ranked the most in-demand and lucrative
Vision & Values
The School of Information Studies (iSchool), established in 1896 and renamed as the Original Information School in 1974, has a long tradition of leading innovation and change. Our ideals and values are the foundation for our success.
The iSchool is a globally recognized leader in advancing knowledge and developing creative, thoughtful, and technically capable leaders in the information field.
The mission of the iSchool is to expand human capabilities by connecting people, information, and technology. The faculty and staff of the iSchool are committed to preparing students to be leaders in the information field, advancing knowledge, and using information to solve problems faced by individuals and organizations. Together, the faculty, staff, and students of the iSchool impact research and the information profession through our scholarship, rigorous education opportunities, and commitment to service that advances science, improves professional practice, and contributes both to the communities in which we live and more broadly to society.
iSchool of One.
We are a unified school. The faculty, staff, and students work together, not as individuals or groups who represent a specific area in which they work or affiliate. We challenge ourselves to benefit from the paradox of a single information field that is manifested in many professional expressions.
The culture, curriculum, and decision-making at the iSchool are guided by our shared values.
- We are a student-centered institution committed to learning and intellectual diversity. As a community of scholars and practitioners, we pursue research and teaching excellence through the development, integration, and application of knowledge.
Discovery and Innovation
- We value discovery and innovation to advance the information fields. We identify new opportunities, respond creatively to emerging issues, and lead our fields through partnerships and learning communities.
- As information professionals, we uphold intellectual honesty and responsibility. We carefully consider the implications of our actions, taking fairness and equity into consideration. We contribute to and promote the highest standards for the ethical use of information and technology.
Diversity and Inclusion
- We strive for diversity in our community and celebrate differences. We embrace a multiplicity of voices to address social and technical challenges through interdisciplinary analysis and solutions.
Global Citizenship and Engagement
- We enable our iSchool community to participate actively as global citizens working to advance the common good. We have a responsibility to inform and improve society, and to influence policy through pedagogy, research, and advocacy.