University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS)
We are a leading and collaborative school, advancing knowledge and preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be successful information professionals within their communities.
Through hands-on, real-life experiential practice, students learn the value and power of information and the tools necessary to leverage it from a user-centered perspective, connecting people to information and technology. Our history of learning innovations through onsite and online courses and degrees, prior learning and competency-based assessment means SOIS offers learning pathways that will fit your life no matter where you are or how you learn.
Online & Onsite Options
Our flexible program options include both online & onsite degree completion (with no residency requirement). Our online program is one of the longest-running online MLIS programs in the nation. As a pioneer in online delivery, SOIS prides itself on ensuring our online programs meet the same high standards as our onsite programs. Regardless of location, you can be certain you will get a high-quality, research, service and student-centered degree that will prepare you to be a leader in the information profession.
Supporting Your Journey
Our accessible academic advising and career services staff, our dedicated resources for online learning, and our committed faculty will support your success and advancement through your academic program.
Get Started on Your Degree
Our rolling admission process and flexible start dates allow you to begin the program in the Spring, Summer, or Fall Semester. Pursue your degree at your own pace with full-time or part-time study.
Master of Science in Information Science & Technology (MSIST)
(Hybrid, On Campus, Online)
Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS)
Transcript-designated concentrations available in: Archives, Information Organization, Public Library, Information Technology, and School Librarianship
Coordinated MLIS Degree Programs
Obtain two master’s degrees concurrently – one in Library and Information Science and one in a subject area such as: Anthropology, History, Geography, Music, Women’s and Gender Studies, + more
PhD in Information Studies
(Hybrid, On Campus, Online)
Certificate of Advanced Study in:
Archives & Records Administration (Hybrid, Online)
Digital Libraries (Hybrid, Online)
Graduate Certificate in:
Cyber Crime Forensics (Hybrid, Online)
Data Curation (Hybrid, Online)
Information Security (Hybrid, Online)
Accessible Computing, Archives, Preservation, and Special Collections, Cataloging & Metadata, Collection, Acquisition, and Circulation, Data Science, Data Visualization, Health Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Architecture, Information Ethics & Values, 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