University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5

Information Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Post-diploma
Field of Study: Information Science/Studies
Description The School of Information Studies, located in the Faculty of Arts, offers a graduate diploma in Information Studies and a Master of Information Studies (MIS). Full-time or part-time students in the Master of Information Studies (MIS) degree complete 7 compulsory core courses in their first year of study plus a capstone experience course in their final semester. The master's program offers three options to complete the 48 credits required for the MIS degree. The three options include a course-based option, a thesis option, and a co-op option. Please note that the co-op option is available to full time students only, and that there are a limited number of work placement spots available to SIS students each year. In all cases, a minimum of 25% of the courses must be completed in the second language. Graduates of the MIS program are prepared to take on many exciting career opportunities as controlled vocabulary specialists, digital curators, information architects, knowledge management analysts, library directors, metadata managers, privacy analysts, records managers and web content managers, to name just a few.
Website: Information Studies at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
We require two reference letters, one of which should be from a referee who can attest to the autenticity of the writing sample; and a letter of Intent: a 500-word letter describing specific interests in the program, specifying course of study (course-based, thesis, co-op) you are intending to pursue if admitted.

* 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: August 17, 2018