This post is for the Library and Information Science program offered at the University of Maryland (UMD).
Here are some facts about the University of Maryland graduate school and its Information and Library Sciences program:
- Information and Library Sciences at UMD is ranked 10 by US News & World Report
- The overall average age of graduate students in the Fall 2015 semester was 29
- 386 master’s students are enrolled in the College of Information Science. There are three master’s programs available in this school as well as a PhD program.
- 37.1% of the Fall 2015 overall graduate student population (3,295) were awarded assistantships
The above statistics were found here.
So far, there has been a total of 1 response for this school.
Summary of Survey Responses:
100% of participants attended the program 11-15 years ago.
Advantages of the program include preparing students for a career as an archivist however, the program could have been more up-to-date at the time.
Overall score of the program as it was when the participants attended: 6.0/10
Overall score of the program as it is now: 9.0/10
This updated rating is based on the understanding that the classes were made more relevant.
100% of participants work near UMD at a cultural center, in collections management.
One example of a job title graduates have is Assistant Archivist with a dream job of Archives Director.
If you would like to learn more about this program, their website is here
As I receive more responses for this program, I will update this post with my own summary of the program, the summarized responses and averaged number scores. I will also attempt to add statistics about the program such as program size and employment rate after graduation so be sure to check back!