Online Students

Join a leader in online education

You don't have to be on campus to have access to a top education at the iSchool. Our popular online learning option provides you with the flexibility to engage with peers and faculty in real-time virtual classrooms. No matter where you are in the world, you can expect rigorous academics, intriguing dialogue, and a collaborative environment that will prepare you for a successful career in the information professions.

Can't come to us? We'll come to you.

At the iSchool, we understand the importance of flexibility, both in terms of course delivery and the ability to tailor your degree according to your career aspirations.

Most of our degree programs are available both on campus and online. Click below to decide which one is right for you.

A reputation for innovation and excellence

We know how to deliver online learning because we've been doing it for more than 20 years, continually implementing best practices—starting first with the online “Leep” program for our MS in library and information science (MS/LIS). Our experience and commitment to innovation provides an unparalleled professional education that meets your needs.

What can I expect as an online student?

  • Innovative curriculum
  • Strong advising program
  • Supportive community of peers and faculty
  • Advanced technology
  • Access to top academic resources
  • Diversity of programs and people*

*As an academic unit, the iSchool is the fifth largest home for international students on campus. According to the 2018 Open Doors report, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second top destination for international students attending public universities in the U.S. 

David Kalat (MS '11)

The MS/LIS online program, Leep, enabled me to pursue and complete my degree without disrupting my family responsibilities and other obligations. I still enjoyed the experience of real-time engagement with my professors and peers, while living and working at home. I've been through many types of online learning, and the design of Leep most closely models the traditional on-campus classroom experience.

David Kalat (MS '11), Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC

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Moises Orozco Villicana, Director of Enrollment Management