Information Architecture and Knowledge Management | School of Information | Kent State University

Information Architecture and Knowledge Management

Within the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) degree program, our concentrations in health informatics, knowledge management and user experience design are dynamic and continually responding to changes in the marketplace for information and knowledge professionals and their evolving skill sets.

Master of Science in IAKM

The Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) offers concentrations in three emerging information areas:

  • Health informatics focuses on how information is captured, transmitted and used in the continuum of healthcare delivery.
  • Knowledge management focuses on methods for capturing and making knowledge an asset for organizations.
  • User experience design addresses the structural, informational, psychological and emotional aspects of what makes a successful user interface, whether it’s web, mobile, tablet or any other device.

Students may also wish to consider a dual master's degree option to increase their marketability in the information professions:

In addition to combining degrees at the graduate level, the university allows undergraduates to apply for early admission to a master's program. 

Ph.D. in Communication and Information

The School is part of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information. Curriculum begins with core courses in communication and information and then becomes more specialized.

You have the opportunity to create your own combination of courses based on your master’s degree background and research interests from across the College, drawing on the strengths of all faculty and schools. Within IAKM, students can pursue a focus on either health informatics or knowledge management. (The user experience design concentration does not currently have Ph.D. option.)

Visit the CCI Ph.D. site for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics or Knowledge Management

The post-bachelor's Certificate in Health Informatics or Certificate in Knowledge Management can help individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree to make a shift in their careers or add to their skills. Both certificates require 18 credit hours of coursework.