MISt program requirements

For students who entered the MISt program in or before Fall '15:
View program requirements in the 2015/16 MISt Student Handbook.

The Master of Information Studies; Non-Thesis is a 48-credit program.

The program is designed to prepare graduates for the broad field of information studies. It provides the intellectual foundations for careers as information professionals; fosters competencies in managing information and knowledge resources; advocates the ideal of equal access to information; promotes the appropriate use of technology in meeting information needs; encourages research in the field of library and information studies; and cultivates commitment to professional service for individuals, organizations, and society.

Required courses (15 credits)

    GLIS 601 Foundations of Information Studies (3 credits)
    GLIS 602 Integrating Research and Practice (3 credits)
    GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 617 Information System Design (3 credits)
    GLIS 619 Information Behaviour and Resources (3 credits)

Complementary courses (21-33 credits)

    GLIS 608 Classification and Cataloguing (3 credits)
    GLIS 609 Metadata & Access (3 credits)
    GLIS 611 Research Principles and Analysis (3 credits)
    GLIS 612 History of Books and Printing (3 credits)
    GLIS 613 Library and Archival History (3 credits)
    GLIS 614 Public Libraries (3 credits)
    GLIS 615 Reference & Information Services (3 credits)
    GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)
    GLIS 620 Managing Information Organizations (3 credits)
    GLIS 626 Usability Analysis and Assessment (3 credits)
    GLIS 627 User-Centered Design (3 credits)
    GLIS 629 Information Security (3 credits)
    GLIS 630 Data Mining (3 credits)
    GLIS 632 Library Systems (3 credits)
    GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)
    GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)
    GLIS 636 Government Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 637 Scientific & Technical Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 638 Business Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)
    GLIS 641 Archival Description and Access (3 credits)
    GLIS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)
    GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography (3 credits)
    GLIS 645 Archival Principles and Practice (3 credits)
    GLIS 649 Digital Curation (3 credits)
    GLIS 650 Digital Libraries (3 credits)
    GLIS 651 Humanities and Social Science Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 656 Abstracting and Indexing (3 credits)
    GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)
    GLIS 660 Enterprise Content Management (3 credits)
    GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)
    GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital (3 credits)
    GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)
    GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks (3 credits)
    GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)
    GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 672 Law Information (3 credits)
    GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources (3 credits)
    GLIS 679 Information Literacy (3 credits)
    GLIS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)
    GLIS 690 Information Policy (3 credits)
    GLIS 691 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)
    GLIS 692 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)
    GLIS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

External elective (0-12 credits)

  • 0-12 credits from other 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses; up to 6 credits may be from other Quebec universities. 
    Without exception, external elective courses (courses outside of the School) must receive prior approved by the student's advisor and the Graduate Program Director with submission of a required form. External electives policy and required application form is available here.

Transfer credits

In exceptional cases, students may request a course waiver.  The request should be made to the MISt GPD prior to the first week of classes.  The MISt GPD, in consultation with the course instructor, will assess the student’s educational and professional background in order to decide whether or not a waiver can be granted

Information on transfer credit policy is found in the FAQ section of the the MISt Admissions page.