Information School



(608) 263-2900

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

4217 Helen C. White Hall
600 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706

The mission of the Information School of the University of Wisconsin‑Madison is to educate responsible leaders, critical thinkers, and creative innovators in the information professions who are adept in the creation, retrieval, use, and curation of information in all its forms, who are able to provide access to and understanding of information for all those who need or seek it, and who contribute to individual and collective knowledge, productivity, and well-being. 

The Information School, also known as iSchool, offers programs from an undergraduate degree to a PhD. Information on the various programs is listed on their website. Courses are also offered for non-degree seeking students.

Application Requirements for post-Undergraduate degree-seeking students:

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. 

Other Criteria
The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) considers applicants on indicators of their academic abilities, professional promise, leadership and community engagement.