Programs

These pages provide information about degree requirements, entrance requirements, and application procedure of each of our graduate programs. For information about students and instructors, see People. For admissions information, please visit our Admissions section. For answers to commonly asked questions, please visit our FAQ page.

MLIS

Master of Library and Information Studies. Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), students can pursue a course-based or thesis-based degree on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on the program.

Online Option

The MLIS program can be completed entirely online and is ideal for students interested in distance learning. The online option is available part-time and course-based only.

Thesis Option

Students in the thesis-based MLIS are on-campus only and typically attend full-time.

MA/MLIS

Combined Master of Arts in Digital Humanities / Master of Library & Information Studies Program. In this inter-faculty joint degree program, students may complete the on-campus MLIS offering in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Digital Humanities. This is a thesis-based degree program, which typically extends over three years of full-time study.

MA (LIS Specialization)

Master of Arts in Digital Humanities with a specialization in Library and Information Studies. Students can do a two-year course-based MA in Digital Humanities, a two-year thesis-based MA in Digital Humanities, or the above three-year joint MA/MLIS. In the two-year programs, students can specialize in a field like LIS should they want to continue on to a PhD in that field. There is room in the curriculum to take courses in the specialization. The thesis is then supervised jointly by someone in Digital Humanities and someone in the specialization.

MBA/MLIS

Combined Master of Business Administration / Master of Library & Information Studies Program. In this inter-faculty joint degree program, students may complete the on-campus MLIS offering in conjunction with the Alberta School of Business' Master of Business Administration (MBA). This combined program typically extends over three years of full-time study.

Interdisciplinary PhD

Individuals may pursue a PhD at SLIS in conjunction with another department on campus that has an established PhD program.