Career Outcomes

Program graduates are qualified to become data scientists in the field of their choice. Graduates from the School of Information's on-campus programs have a 95% job placement rate, and go on to become data scientists at places like Google, Facebook and Amazon. University of Michigan School of Information masters’ students earn the highest average salaries of any graduate program in the field.

Read the 2023 UMSI Employment Report.

Alumni Network

University of Michigan School of Information’s 9,000+ alumni include user-experience engineers, web designers, data engineers, librarians and archivists, entrepreneurs, and information architects.

UMSI has a dedicated career coach for MADS students who works with you directly to provide personalized coaching for every phase of your job/internship search or career advancement. MADS students also have access to our online career resource library and UMSI CareerLink, a database of job postings and employer contacts only available to students in the School of Information. Features of UMSI CareerLink include job and internship listings tailored to UMSI students, a valuable networking community of trusted employers and alumni, and opportunities to attend exclusive networking, recruiting and career education events led by employers, alumni and UMSI’s Career Development Office.

Graduates have the opportunity to join the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and network with over 630,000 living alumni around the globe. Go Blue!

Career Services

For UMSI, your career success is a top priority. We will work to foster a positive career development experience for you, from your first day through graduation and beyond. Our goal is to guide you in building a career development skill set that will help you succeed for a lifetime. Our team works closely with you to assess your career interests, explore career options, and develop effective job search strategies for securing internships and positions. This approach includes individual career counseling sessions, professional development workshops, employer/alumni panels and networking events. Watch a career development office webinar to learn more.

Application Information

The next application deadlines are:

  • Applications Open: March 1, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: July 15, 2024

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