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Master of Library & Information Science

Program Details

The online MLIS degree program from the University of Washington is grounded in a set of core courses which are designed to give students a broad and solid foundation in important aspects of the library and information science field. Students gain a conceptual and theoretical base of knowledge on how information is organized, stored, searched, and used, along with important technological, policy, pedagogical, research, management, and design concepts. 


A 3-day mandatory on-campus orientation is required. 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline (must be equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution)
  • Non-native English speakers must fulfill the UW English language proficiency requirements
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • Three recommendations
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities