Library and Information Studies Admissions
Phone (608) 263-2900
Hours Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
4217 Helen C. White Hall
600 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution. An undergraduate program that includes breadth in liberal arts and sciences is required. Any major is acceptable; undergraduate coursework in library and information studies should not be so extensive as to dilute the liberal arts component of the bachelor's degree.
A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or the equivalent based on the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work) or a master's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
English Proficiency Test
Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide an English proficiency test score. Your score is considered too old, and will not be accepted, if it is more than 2 years old from the start of your admission term.
The GRE is NOT required, nor are submitted scores considered.
Proof of Funding for International Applicants
International applicants are required to have sufficient funds to cover their expenses completely while attending UW-Madison. Do not send financial documents with your application; the Graduate School will request them after SLIS has recommended you for admission.
The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) considers applicants on indicators of their academic abilities, professional promise, leadership and community engagement.