The UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS) Master of Library & Information Science Program is once again recognized among the top Library & Information Studies Programs in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” list, advancing to the rank of #14 in the nation.
In addition to achieving #14 overall, SOIS was also recognized for excellence in several individual categories. Our Archives and Preservation specialty ranks #9 and our Digital Librarianship specialty ranks #12.
Dr. Iris Xie, SOIS Professor and Coordinator for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Digital Libraries, notes, “This ranking highlights the strength of our faculty, teaching academic staff, curriculum, students, administration, and support services. We are proud of our SOIS community.” “It also reflects our vision to be a premier information school that contributes to knowledge and information technology through innovative research and teaching, added Dr. Dietmar Wolfram, SOIS Professor.
SOIS is committed to advancing knowledge and preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be successful information professionals within their communities. SOIS is known for its innovative research, teaching excellence, strength and experience in online education, and leading-edge technology.
The U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of top graduate library and information studies programs takes into account the reputation of the program among deans, directors and senior faculty through peer survey. Top LIS program surveys are administered every 4 years.