Who we are
We are one of the first modern information schools, embedded in one of the world’s premier research universities. Our mission is social engagement information and computing: the study and design of information and its technologies in service of people engaged in social interactions.
We are a community of scholars, dedicated teachers, students, and professional staff who share a commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference in people's lives.
What we do
There are many ways you can explore the research being conducted at UMSI. These links are a great place to start:
- Faculty research groups
- Faculty eligible to supervise PhD students
- PhD student profiles
- UMSI YouTube page
How you can join us
Explore UMSI by registering for our interest list, reading our admissions blogs, or contacting us. Learn more about the doctoral application requirements and deadlines.
The School of Information works to foster a supportive community for all students and believes a broadly diverse student body enriches the learning environment.
We define diversity by a wide set of criteria, including race and ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, financial need, geography, disability, veteran status, first-generation college graduate status, and more. We work not only to increase the diversity of our community but also to build a more welcoming and supportive environment for students once they arrive at UMSI.
If you would like to explore any of these topics in more depth, please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.