University of Wisconsin–Madison


Applications for Fall 2021 are now closed.

Applications for Fall 2022 will open in September. (see timeline below).

Please contact for more information

The Information School admits students to its on-campus and online master’s programs once a year, for fall semester.

Priority Deadline is December 15, 2021
(to receive first consideration for an iSchool Scholarship and for early admissions decision notification)

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.

June 1 (updated–limited spots remaining)

Final Deadline for iSchool MA Program applications.  Contact for any admissions or application questions not found on this site.


Review of completed applications continues.

Beginning March 1

Decision letters are sent via email to iSchool MA applicants.

April 15

Deadline for  12/15/20 and 2/01/21 applicants offered admission to let the iSchool know if they will attend.  (Note, for 2021, Applications received on April 15 or later will be given 2 -4 weeks to decide, depending on when the application is submitted. (This is to ensure that entering students can be matriculated in time for fall classes enrollment.) 

April 16

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