Education Programs

Information Science Education Committee
Education for Information Architecture Project

Introduction
The ASIS&T Information Science Education Committee is conducting a project on education for information architecture. The first phase of the project, in which the committee is currently engaged, is to gather information about existing courses and programs and to make this information available at the committee web site. The information gathered thus far is below. 

Information architecture programs and courses 
This listing is based on a search of the Web in March 2003 and on responses to an email survey posted on asis-l and JESSE listservs. The initial goal of the project is to identify programs and courses rather than to evaluate them or gather in-depth information. 

At this point, the listing is limited to U.S. and Canadian institutions. We invite any institutions with either IA degree programs and/or courses in IA or with significant IA components to send information to the ASIS&T Information Science Education Committee for inclusion in this listing.

Bricks and mortar institutions (may offer e-courses too) 

University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies (Edmonton, AB)
http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/
Offers course Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability

University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (Tucson, AZ)
http://timon.sir.arizona.edu/
No course with IA in title, but offers courses with IA components, e.g., Controlled Vocabularies

Art Center College of Design Media Design Program (Pasadena, CA)
http://www.artcenter.edu/mdp/
MFA

University of Baltimore School of Information Arts and Technologies (Baltimore, MD)
http://iat.ubalt.edu/
MS in Interaction Design and Information Architecture
DCD Doctorate in Communication Design 

University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies
http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/
Course: Information Architecture, Theory and Practice.

Capitol College (Laurel, MD)
http://www.capitol-college.edu/academics/grad/msia.html
MS in Information Architecture

Carnegie Mellon University School of Design (Pittsburgh, PA)
http://www.cmu.edu/cfa/design/programs/mdes/mdes.html
Undergraduate program in Communication Design, and Master of Design and Ph.D. programs in Information Design (and/or in Interaction Design)

DePaul University Liberal Studies Program (Chicago, IL)
http://condor.depaul.edu/~lstudies/Requirements/CTI/hci.htm
Undergraduate program in human-computer interaction

Drexel Online University
http://www.drexel.com/partners/asist/index.asp
Degree and Certificate Program

Florida State University School of Information Studies (Tallahassee, FL)
http://www.lis.fsu.edu/
No course with IA in title; offers a number of courses with IA components.
Developing both an undergraduate major and a master's level concentration in information architecture.

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature Communication and Culture (Atlanta, GA)
http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/idt/
MS in Information Design and Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology GVU (Graphics, Visualization, Usability) Center (Atlanta, GA) 
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/
MS in Human Computer Interaction

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Manoa, HI)
http://www.hawaii.edu/slis/ 
Offers a course in introduction to information architecture 

Kent State University Information Architecture and Knowledge Management Program (Kent, OH)
http://iakm.kent.edu/
MS in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
Offers two Introductory Courses in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management and a number of courses in allied areas

Illinois Institute of Technology Technical Communication Programs (Chicago, IL)
http://www.iit.edu/~techcomm/msdegrees/iarc/
MS in Information Architecture

Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (Bloomington, IN)
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/degrees/mis/
Master of Information Science program has courses in IA.

Indiana University School of Informatics (Bloomington, IN)
http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/academics/graduate_ms_hci.asp
MS in Human-Computer Interaction

Indiana University School of Informatics @IUPUI. (IUPUI is Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN)
http://www.informatics.iupui.edu/Academics/graduate_hci.shtml
MS in Human-Computer Interaction

University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, MA)
http://www.uml.edu/grad/certificates/hum_com.htm
Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction

University of Michigan School of Information (Ann Arbor, MI)
http://intel.si.umich.edu/cfdocs/si/courses/hci.cfm?navcol=courses
MS in Information with Human-Computer Interaction specialization

New School University Parsons School of Design (New York, NY)
http://www.parsons.edu/kale/html/map.html
Courses in information architecture for BFA in communication design

North Carolina State University College of Design (Raleigh, NC)
http://ncsudesign.org/content/index.cfm/fuseaction/page/filename/PhD_design.html
Ph.D. in Information Design 

University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies (Norman, OK)
http://www.ou.edu/cas/slis/
No course with IA in title but offers courses with IA components. Anticipate an expanded emphasis on information architecture with new Master's degree in Knowledge Management (Fall 2003).

University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (Pittsburgh, PA)
http://www.sis.pitt.edu/
Courses in information architecture or design

San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science (San Jose, CA) 
http://witloof.sjsu.edu/
No course with IA in title but offers a number of courses with IA components

Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/
Course: Web Development and Information Architecture

Stevens Institute of Technology School of Technology Management (Hoboken, NJ)
http://attila.stevens-tech.edu/stmm/msis/msis-IIA-curriculum.htm
Master of Science in Information Systems Integrated Information Architecture track

St. John's University Division of Library and Information Science (Jamaica, NY)
http://www.stjohns.edu/pls/portal30/sjudev.school.home?p_siteid=38&p_navbar=207&p_id=50619 
Offers courses in Classification Schemes and Information Architecture and Information Architecture 

Syracuse University School of Information Studies (Syracuse, NY)
http://istweb.syr.edu/courses/descriptions.asp
Offers course: Information Architecture for Internet Services.

University of Texas School of Information (Austin, TX)
http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/masters.html
Offers Information Architecture I & Information Architecture II courses.
Related courses: Introduction to Usability Studies and Advanced Usability Studies, Introduction to Digital Media Design and Advanced Digital Media Design. 
Plan to offer a specialization in IA.

University of Washington Extension (Seattle, WA) 
http://www.extension.washington.edu/extinfo/certprog/wte/wte_main.asp 
Certificate program in Web Technology Essentials

University of Washington Information School (Seattle, WA)
http://www.ischool.washington.edu/research/chii.htm
Course in Web Tools and Development

University of Western Ontario Faculty of Information and Media Studies (London, ON)
http://www.fims.uwo.ca/
Offers Web Design and Information Architecture courses

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (Madison, WI)
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/academic/programs.html
Course on Information Architecture in MLS specialization in Library Information Systems 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (Milwaukee, WI)
http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/
Offers Information Architecture I & Information Architecture II as part of the undergraduate program in Information Resources


Commercial schools and offerings (may include online component)

Dynamic Diagrams (Providence, RI)
http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/about/seminars.html
Consultants offer their own seminars on design. Intended for in-house presentation. 

Westlake Internet Training (Washington, DC)
http://www.westlake.com/
Includes Information Architecture 


Online and correspondence programs and courses

Drexel Online University
http://www.drexel.com/partners/asist/index.asp
Degree and Certificate Program

USDA Graduate School (Washington, DC)
http://grad.usda.gov/Catalog/alpha_CourseDescription.cfm?code=COMP3308E-W01&courselocation=&coursestartdate=
Course on Information Architecture 

Online-Learning
http://www.online-learning.com/course_id_0.html
Online Information Design Certificate (certificate awarded by affiliated universities)

Online School of Design (New York, NY)
http://www.sessions.edu/
Online course offerings include information design

Lycos, Inc. Webmonkey
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/98/28/index0a.html
Information Architecture tutorial 

Mike O'Connor
http://www.haven.com/PGArch.html
Mike's pretty good Information Architecture -- tutorial

Related URLs: not courses or programs

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Journal of Information Design Education
http://loop.aiga.org/ 

Asilomar Institute
http://www.info-arch.org/infrastructure/