Information

 

The Faculty of Information combines strengths in the stewardship and curation of cultural heritage (libraries, archives, and museums) with leadership in the future of information practice as society is transformed by the rise of digital technologies.

The Master of Information (MI) program allows students to explore the breadth of information and to focus on one or more areas of study. Students may choose one of two pathways to completion: the general program including coursework-only or thesis options; or the concentration pathway in which students choose one or two of seven concentrations.

The Faculty of Information also provides a Concurrent Registration Option whereby students may register concurrently in the Master of Information and Master of Museum Studies programs.​

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Information Studies provides opportunities for advanced scholarly inquiry into theoretical aspects of information and in the empirical investigations of information in various contexts.​

Students may also be interested in combined degree programs: 

Students may also be interested in the post-master's Graduate Diploma of Advanced Study in Information Studies​.

Degrees Offered

Information—MI, HBA/MI, JD/MI​

Information Studies—PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MI-Awards Deadline: 31-Jan-2016. Regular Deadline: 30-Apr-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2015
MI-Awards Deadline: 31-Jan-2016. Regular Deadline: 30-Apr-2016
PhD-15-Jan-2015
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MI-n/a
PhD-n/a
MI-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MI-Mid B (3.0/4.0)
PhD-A- (3.7/4.0)
MI-Mid B (3.0/4.0)
PhD-A- (3.7/4.0)
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MI-n/a
PhD-No
MI-n/a
PhD-No
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MI-n/a
PhD-After
MI-n/a
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MI-n/a
PhD-No
MI-n/a
PhD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MI-n/a
PhD-Grad Unit
MI-n/a
PhD-Grad Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) MI-4 sessions
PhD-4 years
MI-4 sessions
PhD-4 years
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar