Digital Content Management

Major: Digital Content Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Information (MSI)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 11.0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 15-1210

About the Program

The Digital Content Management (DCM) major prepares students with the skills and knowledge to effectively create, manage, and leverage digital content. Students gain first-hand experience working with a variety of enterprise content management systems, and addressing real world digital content management challenges through a capstone experience. The DCM major is part of the Master of Science in Information (MSI) that prepares students for a range of information and data oriented professional careers with critical content management skills.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Information accepts applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Please visit the College of Computing & Informatics' website for more information on admission requirements.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, visit the College of Computing & Informatics' MS in Information web page and/or the Digital Content Management graduate major web page.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses
INFO 505Information Professionals and Information Ethics3.0
INFO 508Information Innovation through Design Thinking3.0
or DSRE 620 Design Problem Solving
INFO 590Foundations of Data and Information3.0
Core Courses
INFO 605Database Management Systems3.0
INFO 624Information Retrieval Systems3.0
INFO 633Information Visualization3.0
INFO 654Enterprise Content Management3.0
INFO 676Applied Ontology3.0
Elective Courses15.0
Choose 5 of the following, additional options may be approved by an advisor:
Principles of Cybersecurity
Perspectives on Information Systems
Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Data Analytics
Archival Access Systems
Electronic Records Management
Capstone Project
INFO 890Capstone Project6.0
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
INFO 505Information Professionals and Information Ethics3.0
INFO 508
or DSRE 620
Information Innovation through Design Thinking
Design Problem Solving
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
INFO 590Foundations of Data and Information3.0
INFO 605Database Management Systems3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
INFO 633Information Visualization3.0
INFO 654Enterprise Content Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
INFO 624Information Retrieval Systems3.0
INFO 676Applied Ontology3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
INFO 890Capstone Project3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
INFO 890Capstone Project3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 45.0


The College of Computing & Informatics works continually to improve its degree programs. As part of this effort, the Digital Content Management graduate major is evaluated relative to the following Learning Objectives.

Graduates of the Digital Content Management graduate major in the Master of Science in Information (MSI) degree program will be able to:

  • Explain information life-cycle, information structures, and the technologies for creating, processing, and analyzing information (i.e., organizing, representing, searching, visualizing information, etc.);
  • Design, develop and implement programming and software solutions for information and content management;
  • Manage and implement content management systems within an organization, and organize open-ended projects, both individually and in teams;
  • Explain current and future development of key aspects of intelligent processing and digital content analysis in enterprise content management systems.


3675 Market Street

In March 2019, the College of Computing & Informatics relocated to 3675 Market. For the first time in the College's history, all CCI faculty, students and professional staff are housed under one roof. Occupying two floors in the brand new uCity Square building, CCI's new home offers state-of-the-art technology in our classrooms, labs, meeting areas and collaboration spaces. 3675 Market offers Class A laboratory, office, coworking, and convening spaces. In fall 2019, the College will open a third floor which will include additional offices, classrooms, a research lab, a maker space, and a ground-breaking DXC Technology Innovation Lab. Located at the intersection of Market Street and 37th Street, 3675 Market will act as a physical nexus, bridging academic campuses and medical centers to the east and south, the commercial corridors along Market Street and Chestnut Street, and the residential communities to the north and west.

The uCity Square building offers:

  • Speculative lab/office space
  • World-class facilities operated by CIC
  • Café/restaurant on-site
  • Quorum, a two-story, 15K SF convening space and conference center
  • Adjacent to future public square
  • Access to Science Center’s nationally renowned business acceleration and technology commercialization programs

Drexel University Libraries

Drexel University Libraries is a learning enterprise, advancing the University’s academic mission through serving as educators, supporting education and research, collaborating with researchers, and fostering intentional learning outside of the classroom. Drexel University Libraries engages with Drexel communities through three physical locations, including W. W. Hagerty Library,  Queen Lane Library, and the Library Learning Terrace, as well as a vibrant online presence which sees, on average, over 8,000 visits per day. In the W.W. Hagerty Library location, College of Computing & Informatics students have access to private study rooms and nearly half a million books, periodicals, DVDs, videos and University Archives. All fields of inquiry are covered, including: library and information science, computer science, software engineering, health informatics, information systems, and computing technology. Resources are available online at or in-person at W. W. Hagerty Library.

The Libraries also make available laptop and desktop PC and Mac computers, printers and scanners, spaces for quiet work or group projects and designated 24/7 spaces. Librarians and library staff—including a liaison librarian for computing and informatics—are available for individual research consultations and to answer questions about materials or services.

CCI Commons

Located on the 10th floor of 3675 Market Street, the CCI Commons is an open lab and collaborative work environment for students. It features desktop computers, a wireless/laptop area, free black and white printing, and more collaborative space for its students. Students have access to 3675 Market's fully equipped conference room with 42” displays and videoconferencing capabilities. The CCI Commons provides technical support to students, faculty, and professional staff. In addition, the staff provides audio-visual support for all presentation classrooms within 3675 Market. Use of the CCI Commons is reserved for all students taking CCI courses.

The computers for general use are Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OSX machines with appropriate applications which include the Microsoft Office suite, various database management systems, modeling tools, and statistical analysis software. Library related resources may be accessed at the CCI Commons and through the W.W. Hagerty Library. The College is a member of the Rational SEED Program which provides cutting-edge software development and project management software for usage in the CCI Commons and CCI classrooms. The College is also a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance known also as “DreamSpark” that allows students free access to a wide array of Microsoft software titles and operating systems.

The CCI Commons, student labs, and classrooms have access to networked databases, print and file resources within the College, and the Internet via the University’s network. Email accounts, Internet and BannerWeb access are available through the Office of Information Resources and Technology.

CCI Learning Center

The CCI Learning Center (CCILC), located in 3675 Market Street's CCI Commons student computer lab, provides consulting and other learning resources for students taking computer science classes. The CCILC is staffed by graduate and undergraduate computer science students from the College of Computing & Informatics.

The CCILC and CCI Commons serve as a central hub for small group work, student meetings, and TA assistance. 

Research Laboratories

The College houses multiple research labs, led by CCI faculty, in 3675 Market Street including: the Drexel Health and Risk Communication Lab, Interactive Systems for Healthcare, Socio-Technical Studies Group, Intelligent Information & Knowledge Computing Research Lab, Evidence-based Decision Making Lab, Applied Symbolic Computation Laboratory (ASYM), High Performance Computing Laboratory (SPIRAL), Drexel Research on Play (RePlay) Laboratory, Software Engineering Research Group (SERG), Social Computing Research Group, Vision and Cognition Laboratory (VisCog) and the Vision and Graphics Laboratory. For more information on these laboratories, please visit the College’s research web page.

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