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Why study at SIS?

"I absolutely would recommend the program. [...] I think McGill is a tier above many other library schools. You get an international experience - you learn about Quebec, the rest of Canada, and the United States. You often get to learn about other places as well, such as France and the UK. You meet people from all over the world in your program, and you learn more from seeing what different libraries do and how different systems operate. It expands your worldview in a way that few schools can offer." - Master of Library & Information Studies '13 graduate

The SIS difference!

Here are some great reasons to apply to the McGill School of Information Studies:

> Reputation

McGill University is renowned for its high academic standards, world-class faculty and international dimension. SIS alumni are appreciated in many parts of the world. Studying here means becoming a member of a great community.

> Location

The School is located in the heart of bilingual and multicultural Montreal, a ‎wonderful city by any standard. Indeed, Montréal, c’est magnifique!‎ Not only is Montreal noted as the friendliest Canadian city for students in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, it is also ranked the 8th most student-friendly city worldwide! 

> Experience

For more than 100 years, SIS has been at the forefront of education of ‎information professionals, training leaders in the field.‎

> Flexibility

The master's program is highly flexible, allowing students to craft an individualized program based on interests and career goals.

> Professional experience

Our master's program offers students the opportunity to enroll in a practicum program and gain real-world, practical experience at impressive practicum sites.

> Employment

Our employment surveys reveal that a majority of our masters ‎students enjoy a professional position within a year of graduation, and a majority of our PhD graduates have been hired by other information schools. View our most recent Master's Graduate Placement survey on our Careers page. Where are our PhD grads working?

> Involvement

SIS students and student groups take an active role in the ‎life of the School, and our alumni maintain close relationships with us.

> Connection

SIS professors and students are members of many local, national and ‎international professional and scholarly associations, and attend numerous conferences ‎annually.

"I truly appreciate all the support from SIS for higher learning - from the warm and knowledgeable faculty and staff, the rich opportunities for learning and new experiences, and by the diverse resources available to students."
- Master of Information Studies student

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