Information, Master | Dalhousie University | Halifax, Canada
18 months
19053 CAD/year
11661 CAD/year
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Continuing to evolve, our MLIS offered by Dalhousie University became an MI – Master of Information in 2019 after comprehensive deliberation.



This change was motivated to reflect more accurately the content of the program, our program goals, and to be more inclusive of all the career options possible through our degree. This new name reflects the transitions within the profession, the new emerging workplace opportunities centered around digital transformation, data, community engagement and human centred design, and mirrors changes in similar programs across North American. The Master of Information at Dalhousie University will provide a broad umbrella under which the program can grow in multiple directions, continuing to support diverse professional communities including librarians, archivists, information managers, information architects, data managers and user design experts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management Without Borders (capstone)
  • Practicum (required, non-credit)
  • Information in Society
  • Organization of Information
  • Research Methods
  • Information Sources, Services & Retrieval
  • Organizational Management & Strategy
  • Information Management Systems


Our Information degree offered by Dalhousie University, initially as an MLS, then MLIS and now MI has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1971.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19053 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19053 CAD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    11661 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11661 CAD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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