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Welcome! We are thrilled that you are considering the iSchool at UW-Madison for the next step in your academic journey.

We are dedicated to preparing students for careers in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world. As a student here, you will explore a wide range of topics, study with renowned scholars and experienced professionals, and get real world experience. We are passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of information professionals and offer a dynamic and supportive learning environment, with small class sizes and a focus on hands-on, experiential learning.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers in diverse industries and you will graduate from our program ready to make a positive impact in the world, using your skills and knowledge to solve complex problems and improve people’s lives.

Why Study in an iSchool?

Information schools focus on the study of information science, technology, and management. Information schools offer programs at various levels, including undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses.

The study of information science involves the management, organization, and retrieval of information, as well as the design and use of technology to support these activities. This includes fields like data science, library science, information architecture, user experience, human-computer interaction, and more.

An information school may offer a range of courses in these areas, as well as specialized programs focused on specific fields or industries.

Overall, information schools provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work with information and technology in a variety of contexts, from academic and research settings to business and industry.

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Benefits of Studying in an iSchool

  • Develop key skills: An information school can help you develop important skills in areas like data analysis, database management, information organization and retrieval, web development, and more.
  • Explore diverse career paths: The field of information science is incredibly diverse, with career opportunities in areas like cybersecurity, data science, library science, user experience design, and more. An information school can help you explore these different paths and find the right fit for you.
  • Keep up with technological advancements: As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, an information school can help you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in the field.
  • Contribute to society: Information plays a critical role in many industries and sectors, from healthcare to education to government. By studying in an information school, you gain the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact in society.
  • Network with industry professionals: We have strong connections to industry professionals, which can provide valuable networking opportunities and help you make connections in the field.