Admissions Criteria

The post-master’s certificate requires 15 credits of approved LIS and ICS graduate courses, a research project proposal, a research paper presenting the methodology and results of the project, and an oral presentation to an LIS audience. Each student has an adviser and a faculty committee (2-3) during the research project phase of the certificate.

Qualified applicants are admitted to the program as a classified special non-degree graduate student. Enrollment is limited to MLISc-degree program students and those who already hold an MLISc who wish to return as special non-degree classified students.

Scholastic Ability: Above-average scholastic ability and promise for successful post-graduate study, shown by a 3.3 GPA in the following (or equivalent) courses:

Option A requires:

  • LIS 647 – Systems Approach to Library Operations
  • LIS 663 – Database Searching
  • LIS 670 – Introduction to Information Science & Technology

Option B requires:

  • LIS 663 – Database Searching
  • LIS 670 – Introduction to Information Science & Technology
  • LIS 681 – Books & Media for Children
  • LIS 682 – Books & Media for Young Adults
  • LIS 686 – Information Literacy & Learning Resources

Professional Promise to contribute to the field as shown in two letters of reference.

Computer Literacy as shown by having passed an introductory computer programming, html or other mark-up and scripting languages course, or by demonstrating proficiency at an equivalent level.