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Library and Information Science MA (UW–Madison)

Math, Computer and Information Sciences

The Library and Information Science M.A. (UW–Madison) program is a 42-credit online degree completion program offered through UW–Madison.

The program aims to provide you with the values, skills and knowledge to enter the information professions. The purpose of the Library and Information Science M.A. (UW–Madison) program is to:

  • Help students gain and develop knowledge, skills, and understanding that together provide graduates with the ability to practice librarianship and information service at a basic professional level in a diverse, technological, and global society
  • Aim to provide a foundation, including relevant concepts from fields outside library and information studies, upon which students can build further competence and specialization
  • Provide specialization beyond the basic or general level accomplished by completing additional courses or learning experiences beyond the 42 credits, as exemplified by the programs and course tracks listed below
  • Present supervised field practice as a valuable way to strengthen specialized study. (The School cooperates with Wisconsin libraries and information agencies to provide such practice work)

Admission Requirements

You may apply directly to the program if:

  • You must live at least 55 miles from Madison to be eligible for this program. A required on-campus orientation and instruction week will give you the chance to meet other distance students and some of your instructors

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Madison

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