University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our Academic Programs

Library and Information Studies

4217 White Hall, Helen C
600 N Park St
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-263-2900
Fax: 608-263-4849
Email: uw-slis@slis.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
PhD
MA
Named Option(s):
Distance Delivered Program (MA)
Campus Delivered Program (MA)

About the Library and Information Studies Program

Our program combines professional field experience with academic theories and an extensive technology curriculum to prepare you for an ever-changing information world. Strong relationships with Madison-area libraries, museums, non-profits and commercial organizations give you a wide array of practicum and part-time work opportunities. SLIS students enjoy the resources of a world-class research university while living in one of the best cities in the country.

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Additional Policy

Online program students are not permitted to accept teaching assistantships, project assistantships, research assistantships, or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver. Also, students in this program cannot enroll in other graduate programs nor take courses outside the prescribed curriculum.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.