Learn more about our MA programs at information sessions!

On-Campus MA program Info Session:

Monday, October 19, 2015
5:30 to 6:30 PM Central Time
(optional library tour at 5 PM.)
Room 4207 Helen C White Hall
View a recording of the session (Duration - approx. 1:19)
View slides from the info session

Online MA program Info Session:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
7:00 to 8:00 PM Central Time
Online only
View slides from the info session

New MA curriculum

SLIS is updating its MA curriculum to reflect the changing needs of the information professions. 

You can read a brief description of the proposed new curriculum here.

All students admitted for the fall 2016 class will complete the program under the approved new curriculum.

Are you a prospective student or a recently admitted student wanting to visit the program?

We are happy to arrange your visit!  Requests for visits are high this time of year, so providing a minimum of 1-2 weeks notice is encouraged. Please call our main office number at 608-263-2900 and our front office staff will assist you, OR follow the Visit SLIS link to fill out a request form.

Welcome!  We're delighted that you are considering the SLIS MA program (on-campus or distance) for graduate school in library & information studies. Reasons to consider an MA through the University of Wisconsin-Madison are many and include:

  • Learning and graduating from a nationally ranked graduate program,  one of the oldest ALA-accredited Library & Information Studies programs in the country, a program, which has been ALA-accredited since the American Library Association began accrediting library programs.
  • Working with fellow students in a culture that is friendly, supportive, and fosters collaboration across the various specialty areas of study.
  • Practicing the theory and skills learned in class at one of a broad range of library or information agencies during your field placement, which prepares you to "hit the ground running" upon graduation.
  • Access to all the resources a Tier One Research University has to offer, including an outstanding research community that crosses disciplines and moves the field forward, and over 40 libraries that serve the campus' teaching, research and community service missions.


We invite you to learn more about our program and our community; find more information under the Related Links menu to the right.