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A Home for Innovators and Leaders

The UW Information School is leading the global movement to devise information solutions that improve people’s lives and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

As a leading member of the iSchool movement, the UW is a model for other information schools around the globe. The UW iSchool's approach to information instruction and scholarship builds on the traditional roles filled by information professionals and infuses this with a strong emphasis on the technologies through which information is increasingly delivered. By tackling key social and technical problems in the information field, the iSchool has become an important link between users of information and designers of information systems, connecting society with the information it needs.

The UW iSchool’s research is highly interdisciplinary and includes expertise in data science, digital youth, health and well-being, human-computer interaction, Indigenous knowledge, information and society, the learning sciences, library and information science, and sociotechnical information systems.

In addition to faculty-directed labs, the UW iSchool is home to several UW research centers including the Center for an Informed Public, RAISE: Responsibility in AI Systems & Experiences, and the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA).

Available degrees:

Informatics is the study, design and development of information technology for the good of people, organizations and society.

UW graduates pursue careers including exhibit design and installation, collections, education, public programs, and grant writing for museums and other public institutions and nonprofits.

iSchool MLIS graduates go on to work as librarians, metadata specialists, information architects, web content managers, taxonomists and more.

The MSIM program develops leaders with the savvy to solve information challenges and the skills to manage complex systems and networks.

The iSchool offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research that influences policy and practice and generates global impact.

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Master's Programs

Master of Library and Information Science

  • Residential and online

Master of Science in Information Management

  • Residential and online

Master of Arts in Museology

  • Residential

PhD Programs

Doctorate in Information Science

  • Residential

Content Areas

Accessible Computing,Business Intelligence, Cataloging & Metadata, Collection, Acquisition, and Circulation, Data Science, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities, Digital Initiatives, Integration, and Management, Human-Computer Interaction, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Information Architecture, Information Ethics & Values, Information Management, Information Security, Information Systems and Technology, Knowledge Organization, Leadership, Management, and Administration, Librarianship, Misinformation & Media Literacy, Outreach Programming and Instruction, Reference and Reserach, Technology & Social Change, User Experience Design, Youth Services

Additional Content Areas

Museums, Information Access, Information Equity

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