McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Information Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Library Science/Librarianship
Description The Ph.D. in Information Studies provides an opportunity for exceptional candidates to study interdisciplinary research topics at the doctoral level. The program offers a thorough grounding in both current theory and methods of research to ensure that students develop knowledge and critical awareness of relevant theories, principles, and methods in Information Studies and acquire the expertise to conduct and promote scholarly research in the context of Information Studies. The program begins with a set of common courses and proceeds to specialization through dissertation topics focused on areas of expertise that are supported by the research interests of current faculty members. Students develop scholarly and innovative expertise in one of four research areas within information studies: information-seeking behaviour, human-computer interaction, information resources in context, and knowledge management and representation. The program prepares graduates for a wide range of settings in research, teaching, and senior administrative positions, in Quebec, Canada, and internationally, contributes to the development of knowledge and to teaching/learning in Information Studies, and builds national and international visibility of Information Studies from a research perspective.
Website: Information Studies at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]

Applicants to all programs must submit, or arrange for the submission of, the following documents, directly to the School: A completed application form, available at Two sets of official transcripts of the applicant's university record showing degree(s) awarded; an official translation in either English or French is required for transcripts in another language. Two academic letters of recommendation, on letterhead, or, if degree was awarded more than five years ago, two employer letters of recommendation. A covering letter outlining the reasons for wishing to undertake the program of study. A curriculum vitae. A non-refundable application fee of CAD$100, payable by credit card only.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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 23, 2015