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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the title of the AIM degree?Can international students apply?
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon.What does it say on the diploma?
"Master of Science". Neither the degree title nor the delivery method (online) is noted on the diploma.Is the University of Oregon accredited?
Yes, UO is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is also a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.How much time does it take to complete the degree?
Two and a half to three years as a part-time student.Where are courses offered?
Online using the UO course management system (Blackboard Learn) from anywhere in the world.When do courses meet?
Each course is offered at least once a year, and includes regular assignment and discussion deadlines, described in a course syllabus. Students have access to the course twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the course meeting dates.Do I ever need to come to the University of Oregon campus?
No, you can complete the AIM degree entirely online. Students are invited to come to the campus commencement upon completion of the program, but it is not required.What are the admission requirements/criteria?
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Position (past or present) related to one of the four academic areas in the AIM curriculum (Information Management, Information Design, Business Management, or Applied Research).
- At least five years work experience involved in the structuring, processing, or delivery of information.
- You must make a clear case for your intent to study information management.
The online program is open to students outside the U.S. International students living in the U.S. should review the guidelines and limitations.How are the courses graded?
Core courses are graded; Capstone, Virtual Learning and Teams and short courses are pass/no pass. Students must maintain a 3.0 (B) average throughout the program. The UO grading system equates a "B" grade to a 3.0. Any grade "B-" and lower are assigned a lower number of points. Pass/No Pass courses are not included in the Grade Point Average (GPA). The complete grading system and points used to calculate GPA is available from the Office of the Registrar.How many credits are required?
54 credits.How much does the AIM Program cost?
$630 per credit, for a total of $34,020 tuition plus miscellaneous fees–subject to change at any time.When does the program start?
January and June when the prefatory series of courses begins.When are applications due?
We review applications year-round and request that you submit all items at least two months prior to the start of the term for which you are seeking admission, as shown below:
- To begin in Winter, apply by October 1.
- To begin in Summer, apply by April 1.