Master of Information
Become an Information Professional
- Information penetrates all aspects of our digitally-mediated society
- Information professionals need to understand the political, technological, and epistemological consequences of rapidly changing information practices
- Education of information professionals must therefore address issues of leadership and critical thinking, and engage in studies of fundamental concepts, theories, and practices
- Thorough explorations of technology and resources for information institutions, services, and professionals are essential
- Our program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Assocation (ALA) since 1937 - the North American standard for professional practice in the field.
- Broad-based and inclusive, with information-focused fields from different disciplinary and professional viewpoints
- Flexible curriculum, customizable to each individual student's interests and needs
- You may choose a particular focus, take a broad range of courses or participate in a collaborative program with other U of T graduate departments
- You may choose a course-based program or thesis option
- The program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis
These prescribed options highlight core research strengths and allow you to explore aspects of information within particular professions or research traditions.
Students may choose to follow one OR two of the following concentrations:
- Archives & Records Management
- Critical Information Policy Studies
- Culture & Technology
- Information Systems & Design
- Knowledge Management & Information Management
- User Experience Design - UXD (formerly KMD)
- Library & Information Science
Additional options in the Concentration Pathway include:
Students following the General Program Option (GPO) may choose to complete:
Students following the General Program Option may also complete a Collaborative Program and/or the Specialization in Identity, Privacy & Security (the Faculty of Information is currently reviewing the IPS specialization option).
Concurrent Registration Option (CRO)
Master of Information/Master of Museum Studies (MI/MMSt)
Juris Doctor/Master of Information (JD/MI)
Faculty of Law & Faculty of Information
FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, NON-DEGREE STUDIES
CAREERS IN INFORMATION
Explore the career considerations in the growing information field.
View the expectations with using information technologies.
Join Us for a Tour!
Join us this fall for a tour of the iSchool and areas on campus of special interest to MI and MMSt students. Led by our iSchool student ambassadors, these 45 minute walking tours will give you insight into life as a student at the University of Toronto iSchool.
Archives & Records Management; Knowledge Management & Information Management.
"I worked with iSchool alum through summer jobs with the Ontario government and they all said they loved the program and the opportunities it provided, so I felt that choosing the iSchool would be a great next step in my education."
Information Systems & Design and Knowledge Management & Information Management
"Everyone is very friendly and they all want you to succeed, whether it's the career counsellor, alumni, your advisor, or your professors."