Applied Information Management
 
Prospective Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the title of the AIM degree?

Master of Science. The field of study or "major" is Interdisciplinary Studies: Applied Information Management through the Graduate School at the University of Oregon.

How is the degree noted 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 and the Association of American Universities.

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 (Canvas), accessible from anywhere in the world.

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.

When do courses meet?

Courses are completed asynchronously. 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.

What are the admission requirements/criteria?

  1. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Professional experience or 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).
  3. At least five years work experience involved in the structuring, processing, or delivery of information.
  4. You must make a clear case for your intent to study information management at the University of Oregon.

Read more about admission requirements.

Do I have to submit a GRE or GMAT score?

No entrance examination is required unless your degree is not from an English-speaking institution in the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.

Can international students apply?

The online program is open to students outside the U.S. International students living in the U.S. should review the guidelines and limitations.

Is there a fast track for completing the AIM Program?

We do offer a fast track to the AIM Program, which involves doubling-up on courses after the first three orientation courses are completed with satisfactory grades. Students interested in pursuing the fast track option need approval from the AIM Director.

A student on the fast track can complete the program in 21 months. After the first three orientation courses, students will take two courses at a time, four courses per term, with the exception of the final summer session, when students will take only one short course, and the subsequent terms when students work on their Capstone.

The fast track option is not suitable for all students. The AIM Program was designed with the full-time working professional in mind, and most students will find that the regular two courses per term is a challenging enough course load.

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 quarter credits.

How much does the AIM Program cost?

$715 per credit, for a total of $38,610 tuition plus miscellaneous fees–subject to change at any time.

When does the program start?

January and June when the Orientation Module 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.