Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies: Online


$850 Per Credit

The UW–Madison Online Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies offered by the Information School (iSchool), combines a top research university academic experience with strong community, excellence in career and academic advising, and personal attention. The quality of the iSchool experience is reflected in our graduates’ strong job placement rates in national comparative statistics.

You will learn to use, develop, and manage cutting-edge technologies to promote information access and use, and data management. The 36-credit program begins with a virtual orientation bootcamp that will prepare you to be an effective online learner and includes a thoughtful blend of live group sessions and solo activities. You will leave orientation ready to be successful in online courses, and already connected to fellow students, faculty, and staff in your new learning community.

Our Online Master’s Degree balances flexibility for students with a high-quality academic program and dedicated career services and advising staff. A required 120-hour field-experience practicum, near your home, prepares you to apply what you learn in a real-world setting, while polishing your career skills and gaining real-world experience.

Program Description

Career Opportunities

  • Reference/Public services librarian
  • Youth services librarian
  • Library director
  • Library administration
  • Archives and collection preservation


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