The School of Communication and Information was created in 1982 with the merger of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the School of Communication Studies. (Until 2009 it was known as the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies.) The school leads the university in responding to the information revolution and the fast-paced changes occurring in the fields of communication, information, and media. To provide leadership in theory and research, the school has a Ph.D. program, which offers concentrations in communication, library and information science, and media studies. It has rigorous master's programs in library and information science (M.L.I.S.) and in communication and information studies (M.C.I.S.), and undergraduate programs in communication, journalism and media studies, and information technology and informatics. The school also provides a range of credit, noncredit, and certificate programs for practitioners seeking continuing professional education and development.
The university reserves the right for any reason to cancel or modify any course or program listed in the catalogs. In addition, individual course offerings and programs may vary from year to year.