The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee has received approval to reduce the credit hour requirement for its Master’s program from 42 to 36 hours.
The change signifies responsiveness by the School to the challenges faced by many students who continue to work full time jobs while attending school to complete their master’s degree.
As part of this change, the SIS faculty carefully reviewed the program’s requirements to ensure that the quality of the degree program would be maintained.
“The credit hour requirement reduction was the culmination of a great deal of hard work and analysis by our faculty, staff and administration,” said SIS Interim Director Dania Bilal. “This change will provide our students with a more affordable program and will have no impact on the quality of our program.”