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The fundamental purpose of education is to put people in possession of their powers. - John Dewey
Jean Dubuffet, Cadeau d'Anniversaire (detail), 1964. Rosenberg Collection, UWM.


In order to enroll in the MLS program, an applicant must be admitted to the UWM Graduate School. Specific MLS admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, evidenced by transcripts.

  • Two-page essay describing the applicant's interest in undertaking interdisciplinary graduate study, including any prior personal, professional, or academic experience related to this goal.

  • Interview with MLS Program Director.

  • For international students, a minimum internet-based TOEFL score of 79 for regular graduate admission, 68-78 for dual admission, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5


Refer to the UWM Graduate School's Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree tuition section of the tuition-fee schedule for information on costs. A modest fee of approximately $100 per credit will be assessed due to the program's innovative nature, intimate scale, special staffing and facilities, and extracurricular offerings.