University of Wisconsin–Madison


Now accepting applications for Fall 2020 (see timeline below).

Please contact for more information

The Information School admits students to its on-campus and distance master’s programs once a year, for fall semester. The first deadline is December 15th.

Although applications are accepted after the deadline until Feburary 1, priority consideration, including consideration for departmental scholarships, is given to applications received by December 15.


Timeline for admissions


Application for admission to the iSchool MA Program for the following Fall opens.

December 15

Priority deadline for iSchool MA Program applications (to be considered for iSchool scholarships).


Review of applications begins.

February 1

Deadline for iSchool MA Program applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact to inquire about late applications.


Review of completed applications continues.

Beginning March 1

Decision letters are sent via email to iSchool MA applicants.

April 15

Deadline for applicants offered admission to let the iSchool know if they will attend.

April 16

The iSchool begins to make offers of admission to applicants on the waitlist.