Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS).

At SLIS our main degree offering is the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS). The MLIS, which is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), is a high-quality professional degree ideal for those working in libraries or the field of information studies.

Our MLIS program, which is the only one offered on the Canadian prairies, is offered on-campus with various options or combined degrees available. We also offer Canada's only fully online MLIS program where students complete their studies on a part-time basis. The online option is ideal for working professionals who wish to remain in their home city, province, or country.

Degree Options

  • MLIS with Online and Thesis options
  • MA/MLIS Combined Program in Digital Humanities
  • MBA/MLIS Combined Program

Our MLIS programs will provide you with the strong background in theory and practice necessary for your future career, not just your first job. We prepare global library and information professionals to become the leaders of tomorrow. Our graduates find careers in public libraries, colleges and universities, hospitals, law firms, museums, archives, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.