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Information for Candidates

Goal

The department’s vision is based on the iSchool model, focusing on the relations between Information, people, and technology. The Department’s goals are to train researches in a young and rapidly-growing field, and to provide professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge to help them manage the information and knowledge resources in their organizations.

The curriculum is characterized by the merging of theoretical, analytical and research topics. These are applied to different managerial aspects of knowledge and information, including information policy, and the tracking, retrieving, organization, and use of information. The program also offers the technical training required for information planning and for provision of knowledge services in a variety of environments. The goal is to provide students with the ability to effectively manage and mediate information and knowledge at the organizational level. 

Admission Requirements

1. An accredited university undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80/100 or the equivalent.

For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor's degree, completion of the GRE exam or supplementary undergraduate studies at the University of Haifa is required.

Applicants with a GPA of 76-79, may be eligible for conditional acceptance, and will be obligated to maintain a certain GPA during the first few periods of the program. Required GPA and number of periods will be determined by the department.

2. An entrance exam in English, designed to check language proficiency and knowledge of relevant content.

3. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

4. An excellent command of Hebrew and English.

For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor's degree, completion of the Hebrew exam, as demanded by the University, is required.

5. Knowledge and experience in working with computers.

* After registration via the university’s Registration Portal, the candidate must e-mail the department a completed Candidate Questionnaire.

Program structure

The program lasts about two years. Fourteen consecutive months are dedicated to studying in the classroom once a week (on Tuesdays), followed by a year dedicated to the thesis or final project.

The department offers two programs:

Track A- includes courses equivalent to 32 WSH (Weekly Semester Hours) and writing a thesis.

Track B- includes courses equivalent to 40 WSH, a practicum and writing a summary paper.

In addition, we offer a specialization in librarianship which is formally acknowledged as an attachment to the Diploma.

The program stretches over seven periods, each of which consists of eight weeks (hence, every course is eight sessions) followed by an exam week. Attendance is mandatory in all sessions, as is the completion of additional workshops and take-home assignments.

Contact

Phone: +972-4-8288963 or +972-4- 8288981

E-mail: ischool@univ.haifa.ac.il