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 and requires 63 quarter credits to complete. Students enroll in a minimum of 10 credits per quarter.
Your required core classes in the Residential MLIS program are delivered in a traditional classroom setting on the UW campus, with the exception of some technology requirements. You will also take online courses throughout your degree program, giving you flexibility to schedule your courses around a Directed Fieldwork, part-time job, or personal commitments. When seats are available, residential students can also take courses in the iSchool's Informatics, Information Management or Ph.D. in Information Science programs. Learn more about our MLIS curriculum.
Considering more than one master’s degree? Students in our Residential program have the opportunity to take courses through other degree programs at the UW. You can also pursue informal concurrent master’s degrees through other departments. Contact advisors from both programs to determine whether a dual degree is the right fit for you! You need to be formally admitted to both programs.
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