MLIS Exemption from Courses

Exemption from some of the core courses required for the Master's Degree on the basis of previous course work is considered at the time of admission. Students who intend to seek such exemptions should submit, at the time of application to the School of Information Studies, the "Course Exemption Request Form". If the course exemption is not granted, students may appeal the decision to the Dean.

Exemption from core courses is automatic if the courses were taken at the UWM School of Information Studies within the last seven years with a grade of B or better. Courses taken at other institutions must have been completed within the three years prior to a student's request for course exemption. Such exemptions will not result in any reduction of the number of hours required for the Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, but they may prevent unnecessary repetition of course experiences.

Course Exemption Request Form (pdf)

Please send the Course Exemption Request Form to:
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
School of Information Studies
Attn: Assistant Dean
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Information Request Form