At the University of Washington Information School, we’re educating the innovators and leaders of the library and information world. Our world-class faculty will help you develop the skills you need to play an essential role in any knowledge-intensive industry. With your Master of Library and Information Science degree in hand, you’ll have the practical skills to advance your career and the confidence to make bold decisions as libraries evolve and serve the public in a rapidly changing landscape.
An Unmatched Experience
The University of Washington’s MLIS program is among the most prestigious in the United States, ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a low student-to-faculty ratio and a strong track record of post-graduation employment in libraries, nonprofits and corporations. The iSchool draws from the resources of a top-flight research university in the leading-edge city of Seattle, Washington.
Residential or Online
Immerse yourself in the MLIS program on campus or pursue your studies online, on your own schedule. It’s all up to you. Residential and online students take the same courses and earn the same Master of Library and Information Science degree.
What’s Your Next Career?
Your MLIS degree will open doors to a satisfying career in which you can make a positive impact. iSchool career advisors provide targeted programming to help you achieve your goals. Our recent graduates have moved on to work as librarians, metadata specialists, information architects, web content managers, taxonomists and more. Learn more about Library and Information Science.