Digital content management is an interdisciplinary field and degree program, drawing upon information and library science, information systems, information technology, human-computer interaction, and domain applications in the natural and social sciences.
Drexel’s Digital Content Management (MSI-DCM) graduate major, part of the Master of Science in Information (MSI) prepares graduates for a range of information and data-oriented professional careers with critical content management skills. The DCM major advances skills and knowledge aimed at creating, managing and leveraging digital content. Students become proficient digital content managers and gain first-hand experience working with basic and large scale content management systems and addressing real world digital content management challenges through a capstone experience.
Digital technologies have significantly transformed the ways we generate, process, transfer and use information. The ever-increasing volume of digital content means that scientific, scholarly and entrepreneurial institutions are in need of professionals with expertise in managing and leveraging data and knowledge. In response to this need, CCI is proud to be one of the first colleges in the U.S. to offer a program focused in Digital Content Management.
Master's in Information Digital Content Management Program Features
Drexel CCI’s DCM Major within the Masters in Information Degree Program is Available
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Digital Content Management Curriculum
The DCM degree curriculum focuses on managing and supporting the use of digital content for decision making and innovation. Course work in the DCM major covers the creation, design, operation, stewardship and governing of digital content, including systems supporting institutional and enterprise information needs. The major culminates with a capstone project which specifically explores information and data-related issues and challenges involved in the application domain of the student’s choice.
The Digital Content Management Degree program within MSI is an interdisciplinary, 45-credit, 15-course program that features:
- Three foundation courses;
- Five core courses;
- Six electives;
- A capstone course: an optional research or longer-term project-based capstone, spanning two quarters (6 credits).
Sample Courses in the Digital Content Management Major:
- INFO 633 Information Visualization: Introduces concepts and principles of information visualization from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The DCM course emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in the context of information visualization. Provides exposure to current information visualization tools.
- INFO 654 Enterprise Content Management: This DCM class introduces foundational concepts, practices, and principles of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Major topics covered include: ECM system architecture, standards, workflows, publishing, analytics and performance. Includes hands-on activities working with an ECM and integrated software. The course also includes ECM system selection and evaluation, and addresses issues associated with legacy and next generation systems, local and global implementations, ownership and control.
- INFO 676 Applied Ontology: Presents the fundamentals of ontology modeling, development, and application in Web-based information systems. Focuses on the broad foundational coverage of key concepts, principles, and technologies in using ontologies for content management, knowledge representation, and semantic reasoning. Major topics include the history of ontology, data models, XML documents, the Semantic Web technologies, RDF, OWL, ontology development tools and a variety of different ontologies and their applications in different domains.
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- A completed application.
- A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
- Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for MSI.
- One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested.
- Essay/Statement of Purpose.
- Current Resume.
- Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
- Additional requirements for International Students.
- Visit our Graduate Admissions section for application deadlines.
MS in Information Webinar Series
Presented by Drexel CCI Information Science faculty, this free webinar series focuses on industry trends and research topics around the degree program's graduate major areas: Library and Information Science, Digital Content Management, and Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience (UX).
- Alex Poole, PhD on “Seeking Social Justice in the Archives” - Watch Now
- Jina Huh-Yoo, PhD on “Using Emerging Technology to Support Health” - Watch Now
- Tim Gorichanaz, PhD on "Art as Information" - Watch Now
- Mat Kelly, PhD on "Saving My Web Things for Me and Others but Not All” - Watch Now
- Andrea Forte, PhD on "Online Collaboration and Other Dangerous Feats" - Watch Now
- “The Drexel Capstone Experience: Bringing Library & Information Science Education into Real-World Settings” - Watch Now
- Xia Lin, PhD on "Information Seeking and Knowledge Space” - Watch Now
Other MS in Information Graduate Majors and Related Certificate Programs
The MS in Information also offers graduate majors in Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience (UX) and Library & Information Science (ALA accredited). For those seeking to broaden or update their professional skills, Drexel CCI offers stackable graduate certificate programs in areas such as Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience and Applied Data Science.
For current graduate students who are interested in bolstering their master's degree, the College offers a Graduate Minors in Digital Content Management and Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience.