MLIS Degree Options
As a Residential MLIS student, you have the opportunity to engage full-time in your educational experience on the UW campus. The Residential MLIS program is designed as a full-time two-year program. Learn more about completing your MLIS on campus.
The Online MLIS program allows you a way to complete your degree via the internet if you are unable to attend classes on campus in Seattle, with the option to attend some classes on campus if you’re in the area. Learn more about completing your MLIS online.
Over the course of four consecutive quarters in the Law Librarianship Program you can learn to bring your background in law together with powerful new skills and theoretical lenses that will transform your career. The UW iSchool is the finest law librarianship program in the United States because it offers the highest level of preparation for a career in law librarianship. Learn more about our Law Librarianship program.
School Library Media Endorsement
Students interested in pursuing careers as teacher librarians in K-12 public schools typically must have a teaching certificate and Library Media Endorsement. At the University, we have designed a suggested series of courses for folks pursuing the Endorsement after they complete their MLIS degree. This prepares you for the required Washington state WEST-E exam. If you live outside of Washington state, check into your own state's requirements for obtaining an endorsement. This is a great option for you if you are interested in both an MLIS degree and the flexibility of working in a K-12 public or private school, or working with children and youth services in a public library or other setting. Learn more about the School Library Media Endorsement program.