Applying to SLAIS: Deadlines & Resources
Thank you for your interest in SLAIS. We welcome applications for September start in all degree programs (MACL, MAS, MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS, and Ph.D.), with an application deadline of February 1 annually. We also accept applications for January start for the MLIS and Dual MAS/MLIS programs, with an application deadline of June 1. For specific information about admission requirements for our graduate degrees, please select a degree program from the menu on the left.We have compiled a helpful overview which we recommend you review in advance of applying, to ensure you prepare a strong and complete application. Ready to apply? Go straight to the online application form. Note: Application forms for September 2013 admission will be availabe in mid-July 2012.
SLAIS Policy on Admissions
The enrolment in the School's master's programs is limited and the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available places. The policy of the School is to accept only students whose personal, professional, and academic qualifications offer promise of successful practice in the archival and/or library and information field. An Admissions Committee determines this by review of academic records, work history, letters of reference, and quality of responses in the questionnaire portion of the application form.
Virtual Open House
SLAIS regularly hosts Virtual Open House sessions for applicants and those interested in apply to all SLAIS programs. These are held several times a year. The chat uses a UBC-based live online classroom interface. No special software is needed, and you do not need a password to enter. More infomation on our next Virtual Open House.
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
470 – 1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1