Master of Arts in Library & Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Details

The online MA in Library & Information Studies degree program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is designed to provide students with the knowledge and training required to become innovative information professionals. With only three required courses, the curriculum allows students the flexibility to pursue five different concentration areas, including:

  • Librarianship
  • Digital Archives
  • UX & Information Technology
  • Data/Information Management & Analytics
  • Organization of Information


  • Students must attend a week-long residence on campus at the beginning of the program.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or the equivalent based on the last 60 credit hours (approximately two years of work), or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Names and emails of 3 references who will submit electronic letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Transcripts

Special Accreditation

American Library Association (ALA)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission