The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Information Studies (M.I.St.)

Program Description

The Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.) Information Studies (Non-Thesis) offered by the School of Information Studies in the Faculty of Arts is a course-based program that emphasizes in-depth and forward-thinking learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in data collection, analysis, and information management to pursue professional opportunities (or potentially continue their studies).

The program is available as one of two options:

Course Work option: focuses on the intellectual foundations for careers as information professionals, competencies in managing information and knowledge resources, equal access to information, the appropriate use of technology in meeting information needs, research in the field of library and information studies, and commitment to professional service for individuals, organizations and society.

Project option: similar to the Course Work option, though there is a research project component of 15 credits.

Keywords: Archival studies, data science, knowledge management, library studies, user experience, information behaviour, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, database, practicum.

Unique Program Features

  • Throughout their course-work students work on real-world problems and can also elect to participate in our practicum course, which offers a supervised learning opportunity in an information organization for academic credit;
  • Program courses are available in areas such as library studies, knowledge management, archival studies, User Experience (UX) and Data Science. Additionally, students have the flexibility to focus on one area of interest or combine courses from across information studies domains;
  • Our School offers American Library Associated accredited master’s program that represent an effective balance between theory and practice;
  • We are one of the oldest School's of Information Studies in Canada (founded in 1897) and is affiliate member of the iSchools, an international consortium dedicated to leading and promoting the information field.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

Master of Information Studies website

Department Contact

studentaffairs.sis [at] (subject: Master%20of%20Information%20Studies%20(MISt)%20-%20question) (Graduate Program) email

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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