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Master of Library and Information Studies (Library and Information Studies)


Program Requirements


The MLIS program may be taken as either a course-based or a thesis-based degree.

Course-based MLIS


Students must complete a minimum of 39 units in coursework, including a capping exercise.

Elective courses (18 units)


  • Six 3-unit courses.
  • With approval, students may select elective courses outside of SLIS.

Professional Development Requirement


Students in the course-based Master of Library and Information Studies programs fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement  throughout their program, culminated in the LIS 600 capping exercise course.

Thesis-based MLIS


Students must complete a minimum of 30 units in coursework and a thesis.

Elective courses (6 units)


  • Two 3-unit courses.

Thesis


  • Registration in 900-level THES

Professional Development Requirement


Students in the thesis-based Master of Library and Information Studies programs fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement  throughout their program.

Ethics Requirement


Students in the Master of Library and Information Studies programs must meet the FGSR Ethics and Academic Citizenship Training Requirement  through the completion of INT D 710  by the end of the first term of registration in their degree program.

Length of Program


The maximum time to complete the course-based MLIS program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MLIS program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.