Information Quality

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

24 months
725 USD/credit
725 USD/credit
320 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Information Quality degree is offered through the Department of Information Science and is designed to prepare students for careers in industry and government as well as advanced graduate studies.

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The curriculum is designed to balance information quality theory with industry best practices using state-of-the-art tools and technology. The curriculum is based on the Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems endorsed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association for Information Systems (AIS). The course content has been developed with the support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Information Quality Program, based at the MIT Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development, and with additional help from leading practitioners and researchers within the information quality community. The program is accessible to both day and evening students and both full-time and part-time students. In addition, a distance education option allows students to participate in the program via live webcasting.

There are two curriculum options within the Master of Science in Information Quality degree program, a thesis option and project option.

  • Thesis Option
  • Project Option

Programme Structure

Core RequirementsAll students must take the following seven courses (21 credit hours):Information Quality Courses

  • Principles of Information Quality
  • Project and Change Management
  • Information Quality Tools and Industry Landscape
  • Information Quality Policy and Strategy
Information Science Courses
  • Information Visualization
  • Information Systems Analysis or  Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Systems or  Advanced Database Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
71 (required)
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in information science, computer science, computer information systems, management, or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test section or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. For regular admission, applicants should have a minimum GRE Verbal Reasoning score of 142, a minimum GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 142, (minimum total Score of 290),and the GRE Analytical Writing score of at least 3.0 or a GMAT Score of at least 420. The GRE/GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have completed the UALR Information Quality graduate certificate program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Completion of any remedial course work that may be specified by the department; in particular, all students seeking regular admission to the program are expected to have completed (with a grade of B or better in each course) undergraduate course work equivalent to the following UALR undergraduate courses:
IFSC 2300 Object-oriented SoftwareIFSC 3320 Database ConceptsSTAT 2350 Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Waiver of any or all of these prerequisite courses is at the discretion of the Information Quality Graduate Committee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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