Career options for graduates

Graduates of the Master of Information Studies (MISt) program are equipped to work as information professionals in a variety of settings. The MISt program (formerly called Master of Library and Information Studies) is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 

Potential jobs for Master of Information Studies graduates include:

  • Academic, Corporate, Government, or Public Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Business Information Specialist
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Content Strategist
  • Corporate Taxonomist
  • Data Management Analyst
  • Data Mining Specialist
  • Database Manager
  • Information Architect
  • Information Manager
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Library Administrator
  • Media Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Records Manager
  • User Experience Designer  - and more.


Check out the Areas of Interest pages for more information on careers in Library Studies, Knowledge Management, and Archival Studies.

Where are our graduates working?

Average retention rate 98%

Average years to complete the masters 2 years

The School conducts an annual survey of master’s program graduates approximately a year after graduation. Survey results assist prospective and current students in understanding the current employment climate, and inform the School for planning purposes.

PDF icon School of Information Studies Alumni Employment Survey: 2021 Graduates

> Where are our PhD graduates working? Interactive map and list of graduates.

SIS graduates on LinkedIn

On LinkedIn? Use the LinkedIn Alumni Directory to see where over 650 SIS graduates are working:

> Go to the McGill University page and click "Students & Alumni."
> To find SIS master's students and grads (for example), enter "MLIS" or "MISt" in the search bar.

Are you a graduate or student of the School of Information Studies? Join our official SIS LinkedIn page and check out the informal SIS alumni LinkedIn group.

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