University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Library and Information Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Library Science/Librarianship
Description The School of Library and Information Studies, the only graduate professional library and information science program in the prairie provinces, offers the Master of Library and Information Studies degree. As a professional degree, the MLIS represents a program designed to develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills that will prepare graduates to help people define their information needs, make their information seeking more effective, use information tools efficiently, evaluate information, critically examine internet resources, make informed decisions about what to read, and help organizations manage their records and knowledge. The MLIS program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. This accreditation is also recognized by the Canadian Library Association.
Website: Library and Information Studies at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Information Issues, Access, Equity; Information Literacy; Information Seeking Behaviour; Intellectual Freedom and Censorship; Knowledge Organization; Library and Information Services to Youth; Print and Media Literacies.
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 76 in order to prove their English proficiency. The above scores are for SLIS. Scores vary for FGSR.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended are also needed.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015