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Master of Science in Information Architecture (IARC)

The M.S. in Information Architecture gives you a technical communication core with specialized concepts, skills and tools for designing, implementing and managing websites and related digital media. This degree will provide you with expertise for a number of tasks relevant to midlevel and advanced positions in the workplace, including website design, website project management, information structure and retrieval, knowledge management, and usability testing and evaluation.

What can I study?

The Master of Science in IARC offers you courses in a variety of disciplines, including

  • User experience
  • Web design and development
  • Information structure and retrieval
  • Technical editing
  • Information architecture

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What can I do after graduation?

The IARC degree can lead you to careers in fields such as:

  • Web design
  • Technical communication and writing (in technology, medicine, and science)
  • Communications (including social media)
  • PR and marketing
  • User experience and interface design

How is an M.S. in IARC at IIT unique?

An IARC degree at IIT draws its strength from the faculty, who are producing traditional scholarly research while also participating in the innovative application of digital technologies to humanities projects.

The intimate scale of the program means you have ample opportunities to work closely with instructors on a variety of projects.

How can I learn more?

Get in touch: For more information, email Professor Karl Stolley at or call our office at 312.567.3465.

Plan a visit: Come visit us on campus! Our office is located at 218 Siegel Hall, 3301 S. Dearborn, in Chicago, IL 60616.

Apply: To get started on your application visit admissions.