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Leading and Promoting the Information Field

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The University of Washington Information School (iSchool) is leveraging technology to radically reshape the ways people create, store, find, manipulate and share information.

Our programs and research explore the uses and users of information to address questions like:

How do we connect people with the right information at the right time?

How can information be harnessed as a business commodity?

How can information be used as an agent for positive change?

The iSchool conducts world-class research and helps people and organizations use information to achieve their potential. The iSchool is a home for innovators and leaders who want to harness information for positive change. Our graduates are adept at innovating solutions to complex challenges faced by individuals, organizations and society.

Learn more about our graduate degree programs:

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS): ALA accredited; ranked #2 in the country by U.S. News & World Report; study on-campus in Seattle or online

Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM): Earn your degree in as little as 1 year on-campus in Seattle or online; early-career and mid-career tracks available

Doctorate in Information Science (Ph.D.): Make a difference through teaching, research and service to the community; explore your research interests at a Tier-1 research university embedded within Seattle, the hub of information technology and information in the Pacific Northwest

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.

At a Glance

Doctorate in Information Science 

  • In person only

Master of Science in Information Management

  • In person and online

Master of Library and Information Science

  • In person and online

Law Librarianship

  • In person

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

  • Minor in informatics available as well 

Areas of Focus

  • Accessible Computing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cataloging & Metadata,
  • Collection, Acquisition and Circulation,
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Initiatives, Integration and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • 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 Research
  • Technology & Social Change
  • User Experience Design
  • Youth Services

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Wendie Philips, Director of Student Services

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