Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The School of Information Studies focuses upon the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, acquire, organize, retrieve, and disseminate information so as to meet people's varied information needs.
The School of Information Studies offers four programs at the graduate level. Its 48-credit Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) has three areas of specialization: Archival Studies, Knowledge Management, and Librarianship. Accredited by the American Library Association, the MLIS program prepares professionals to manage information resources and services in libraries and the wider information industries. Its 30-credit Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies and 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Studies are designed to provide a formal environment in which information professionals can update, specialize, and redirect their careers for advanced responsibilities. Its Ph.D. program provides an opportunity to undertake research at the doctoral level in library and information studies within an interdisciplinary context.
For further information concerning programs, requirements, and courses, consult the School of Information Studies section of the most current Programs, Courses and University Regulations publication for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies available at www.mcgill.ca/study or the School website.