Information Design + Technology (MS)

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The skills and knowledge taught in the IDT program are interdisciplinary and can be adapted to many fields and careers. 

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The Master of Science in Information Design and Technology [IDT] offers an interdisciplinary examination of the role of new and emerging media within contemporary culture and communication, while allowing students to develop a specific area of research to suit their unique academic and professional goals.

Through theory, practice, and individual research students examine the complex relationship between diverse types of information and the technologies that are used to work with and communicate that information. Offering historical perspective alongside technical instruction, the IDT program places particular emphasis on the social impact and potential of new communication technologies.

The following are examples of the types of work graduates of the IDT program can do:

  • Best online masters IT management logoInstructional Media/Educational Technology
  • Web Development & Design
  • Professional Communication
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Teaching*/Training using Information Technology
  • Information Designer for a wide variety of fields
  • Internet Researcher
  • Web Archivist
  • Digital Strategist
  • Public Relations
  • College Admissions
  • Digital Exhibitions and Publications
  • Information Help Desk
  • Blog/Wiki Specialist

The program encourages current professionals seeking educational advancement to come together, work collaboratively, and participate in the continuing growth of new information and communication practices.

There is also a joint BS/MS accelerated program that permits students to complete both a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Design, and a master’s degree in Information Design and Technology in a reduced time frame with a reduced total number of total credits.


For academic questions/information contact:
Dr. Ryan Lizardi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication & Humanities
(315) 792-7328 |

For admissions questions/information contact:
Alicia Foster, Director of Graduate Admissions
(315) 792-7347 |


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Rebecca Choquette IDT `16

Rebecca Choquette, IDT ’16
I am so thankful for all of the professors in IDT program. They are knowledgeable not only about the courses they teach, but about the program as a whole. Now that I have time to reflect on what an amazing experience it was, I’m sad it’s over. From admissions to graduation and everything in between, it has been a picture perfect example of what a graduate program should be. I am so grateful that I was able to be part of such a great program and am looking forward to my future!


*K-12 teachers with provisional certification as technology and educational technology specialists have used the degree for permanent certification, although those working in this area should check with NYSED and their local BOCES Regional Certification Office for current certification requirements before starting the program.


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