If you are wondering whether the iSchool is right for you, here are the resources that can help you.
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From professional development to PhD, iSchool programs offer information education from a global top‑25 university.
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The iSchool offers two masters degrees. The MS Information degree and the MA in Library and Information Studies (LIS) degree. The MA in LIS is accredited by the American Library Association. Both degrees will support you in becoming an innovative information professional, and both master’s programs can be completed either on campus or online.
Professional development aimed at working adults who seek to advance their careers without the commitment of a full master’s degree. We work with campus partners to offer online capstone certificates in User Experience Design (UX) and Analytics for Decision Making (ADM).
Refresh and refine your skills through non-credit courses taught by expert instructors. Online courses, webinars and workshops cover cutting edge skills and core competencies.
Undergraduate Digital Studies Minor
UW–Madison undergraduates can earn a 15-credit Digital Studies minor. Explore information and society topics and gain information technology skills.
iSchool PhD students engage in the rich variety of educational experiences offered at the UW‑Madison campus. Small cohorts ensure close relationships and research collaboration with faculty, robust advising and the availability of funding.
Non-degree Graduate Credit Courses
iSchool graduate courses can be taken for professional development purposes or by those considering our on-campus or online master’s degree.
The iSchool Community
The iSchool has been designed intentionally to foster a strong sense of community to help all students excel. Explore the organizations and resources available to you.
We encourage our students to get involved with our student organizations to strengthen both professional and leadership skills and to develop a network.
The iSchool Library is a shared community space where students come together for events, club meetings or just to hang out. Students can practice what they've learned in courses and gain experience in a friendly environment.
Career Services and Support
Assuring you are gainfully employed after graduation is our priority. The iSchool prioritizes excellence in career services, supporting you every step of the way with career exploration and development activities built into courses from day 1.
International Student Community
The UW–Madison Information School attracts students of diverse cultural backgrounds from around the globe. Get the information you need to apply for and get funding for the iSchool as well as additional resources.
With more than 40,000 students representing 50 states and 124 countries, our community is diverse, energetic, and constantly in motion. Explore opportunities that match your boundless energy.
The Wisconsin Idea
One of the longest and deepest traditions surrounding the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Idea signifies a general principle: that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Synonymous with Wisconsin for more than a century, this “Idea” has become the guiding philosophy of university outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the world.