Information Studies, Master | McGill University | Québec, Canada
24 months
900 CAD/credit 21600 CAD/year
291 CAD/credit 6984 CAD/year
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The School of Information Studies offered by McGill University is a dynamic teaching and research unit engaged in the education of information professionals and scholars.


About this Program

The Information Studies School at McGill University educates individuals who make a difference in the management and design of information resources, services, and systems, finding better ways to manage, organize, access, disseminate, use, and preserve information and recorded knowledge from a human-centred perspective. As the pioneer school of its kind in Canada, SIS has been offering programs at McGill since 1897, with continuous accreditation of professional programs by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1929.

The School offers programs at the graduate level, including a Master of Information Studies and Ph.D. in Information Studies. For more information about current program offerings, please visit the School's website at

Research at the School is conducted in the broad domain of human-information interaction (HII), which includes three research areas:

  • human-computer interaction;
  • information behaviour and services; and
  • information and knowledge management.

Research projects address such topics as data mining, digital curation, information classification, information preservation, knowledge management, multisensory information, and user experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Information Studies
  • Integrating Research and Practice
  • Organization of Information
  • Information System Design
  • Information Behaviour and Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 291 CAD per credit during 24 months.


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