Nov 15, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degrees of MA/MLIS (Library and Information Studies) [Graduate]


The School of Library and Information Studies and the Humanities Computing Program offer a combined MA in Humanities Computing/MLIS program that students can complete within three years. Students pursuing the combined degree must take ★12 in required Humanities Computing courses (HUCO 500 , HUCO 510 , HUCO 520 , and HUCO 530 ) and ★6 in Humanities Computing options. They must also take ★18 in required Library and Information Studies courses: LIS 501 , LIS 502 , LIS 503 , LIS 504 , LIS 505  and LIS 597 ) and ★9 in LIS options. The MLIS requirement to complete ★6 from a list of designated Information Technology courses is fulfilled by content covered in the Humanities Computing courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take the required Humanities Computing courses during their first year. Students must also complete a thesis. The student's thesis committee should normally include faculty members from both programs.

Students wishing to apply for the combined degree need only complete one online application form by selecting "MA/MLIS" as the program. The application will be received by both programs. Students must satisfy the entrance requirements for both programs. Administrators of the two programs will consult regarding admission to the combined degree.

Length of Program


A full-time student who is registered for the MLIS program normally will be able to complete the degree requirements in two years. A full-time student who is registered for the joint MA/MLIS degree normally will be able to complete the degree requirements in three years.