For admission to the program, a candidate must:
English Language Proficiency
Applicants from a university outside Canada, in which English is not the primary language of instruction, must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies requires a score of at least minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL or a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL. The Academic (not General) IELTS exam is also accepted and requires a minimum score of 7.5, with no band less than 7.0.
Applications must be submitted using the Online Application Form.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $91.80 Canadian for Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents. For all international applicants, the application fee is $153 Canadian. The online application accepts Visa and Mastercard.
In addition to a completed application form and the fee, the applicant must arrange to have sent to the School:
Transcripts must be sent directly to the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies from the issuing institutions.
References may be submitted electronically ONLY thorugh the E-Ref system, which is initiated at the time the online application is submitted. Please allow time for your referees to send in references and still meet the application deadline. References emailed to the School, even by the referee, are not considered official and will NOT be accepted.
As an alternative to the E-Ref system, referees may mail letters of references directly to the School, in a sealed and endorsed (signed across the flap) envelope. Mailed letters of reference should be accompanied by a signed Reference Form with at least the contact section filled out. The letter of reference should address all the elements listed in the form.
Under normal circumstances, the applicant will be informed of the decision of the Admissions Committee within 6 weeks of the application deadline. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will then inform the applicant, usually within one week, of their final decision on admission. If the applicant is admitted then he/she must promptly contact the iSchool via email (email@example.com) indicating his/her decision to accept or decline the offer.
Conditional admission may be granted pending the completion of formal academic requirements. In such cases, arrangements must be made to have final transcripts sent to the School.
An applicant who is not admitted solely because the minimum academic requirements for graduate studies are not met may be eligible for Qualifying Student Status. Such applicants should contact the Student Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The closing date for applications for the September MAS program is February 1st of the year of proposed enrollment.
For detailed information on the MAS Degree requirements please use the "Programs" link to the left.
Prospective applicants may address inquiries to the Admissions Secretary at email@example.com or phone 604-822-3459. Please specify which program you are inquiring about.
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
470 – 1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1