Masters of Science Information

MS Information at UW-Madison

Both Online and In-Person Students Experience

  • Expert faculty who are accessible & responsive
  • Friendly, supportive, & collaborative community of learners
  • Students progress together as a cohort
  • Programs offered as full or part-time
  • Preparation for a variety of careers
  • Real world internship experience

Concentrations Within The MS Information

Students in our program may choose a concentration if it meets their interests. Currently offered concentrations include Data Analytics/Data Management and User Experience Design. Concentrations are internal to the program and represent different curricular paths a student can follow to earn this degree. Concentrations are not required and do not appear on student transcripts.

See the UW-Madison Guide for additional information.

User Experience Design

The User Experience Design concentration will develop your skills in user and industry research, low and high resolution prototyping, iterative testing and evaluation, and UX analytics.  You will gain expertise with prototyping software, user testing tools and UX analytics systems. On campus students can take advantage of approved electives from many departments.

Data Analytics/Data Management

The Analytics and Data Management concentration will give you a strong foundation in analytical techniques and tools including data mining, data visualization, and applied statistics. You will gain expertise with Python based tools and may gain experience with R software. Additional electives in data governance and text mining are available.


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Do I need to submit a GRE score?

No, GRE scores will not be considered in the application review process. The iSchool admissions committee takes a holistic approach to application review.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes, all students are required to have health insurance. Information on purchasing UW-Madison health insurance can be found at:

When will I receive my admission decision?

Admission decisions will be sent out via e-mail beginning February 1.

What funding is available for students?

Federal loans: Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be eligible to receive some level of funding through the federal direct loan program. These loans are available to qualified graduate students who are taking at least 4 credits during the fall and spring semesters, and 2 credits during the summer. Private loans are also available. Learn more about financial at: Office of Student Financial Aid – UW–Madison (

International student services funding and scholarships: for information on International Student Funding and Scholarships visit ISS at: International Student Services – International Division – UW–Madison (

Can I receive tuition remission as student graduate assistant?

Students in this program are eligible to be hired for teaching, research, or project assistant positions at UW-Madison, however they will not receive tuition remission from these positions.

What is the CIP code for MS Information?

The MS Information is a STEM designated program with CIP code 11.0401 Information Science/Studies.