The School of Information Studies, located in the Faculty of Arts, offers a Master of Information Studies (MIS) degree in which students choose one of two specializations: information policy or management of information services.
Students have three options to complete the 48 credits required for the MIS degree. The three options include a course-based option, a thesis option, and a co-op option. Please note the co-op option is available to full time students only, and there are a limited number of work placement spots available to SIS students each year. In all cases, a minimum of 25% of the courses must be completed in the second language. In accordance with University of Ottawa policy, students have a right to produce their written work and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
Graduates of the MIS program at SIS are prepared to take on many exciting career opportunities as controlled vocabulary specialists, digital curators, emerging technologies librarians, information architects, knowledge management analysts, library directors, metadata managers, privacy analysts, records managers and web content managers, to name just a few.
This program is open to graduates in all disciplines, and is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The School also offers a graduate diploma in Information Studies.