What will I learn?

The School of Library and Information Studies and the Digital Humanities Program offer a combined MA in Digital Humanities/MLIS program that students can complete within three years. Students pursuing the combined degree must take ★12 in required Digital Humanities courses (DH 500, DH 510, DH 520, and DH 530) and ★6 in Digital Humanities options. They must also take ★18 in required Library and Information Studies courses: LIS 501, LIS 502, LIS 503, LIS 504, LIS 505 and LIS 597) and ★9 in LIS options. The MLIS requirement to complete ★6 from a list of designated Information Technology courses is fulfilled by content covered in the Digital Humanities courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take the required Digital Humanities courses during their first year. Students must also complete a thesis. The student’s thesis committee should normally include faculty members from both programs.

Students wishing to apply for the combined degree need only complete one online application form by selecting “MA/MLIS” as the program. The application will be received by both programs. Students must satisfy the entrance requirements for both programs. Administrators of the two programs will consult regarding admission to the combined degree.

Length of Program

A full-time student who is registered for the MLIS program normally will be able to complete the degree requirements in two years. A full-time student who is registered for the joint MA/MLIS degree normally will be able to complete the degree requirements in three years.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$10,260.00 (US$ 7,791) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 January 2020

Venue

Faculty of Education

11210 - 87 Ave,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T6G 2G5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required. A satisfactory score on one of the following approved English language examinations: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum score of 550 (paper-based), or a total score of 88 with a score of at least 20 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum score of 85; International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 on each band (Academic); Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall minimum score of 60, with at least 60 on each subtest; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Overall minimum score of 59.

For international students

Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

English Language Proficiency:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum score of 550 (paper-based), or a total score of 88 with a score of at least 20 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based)
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 85
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 on each band (Academic)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): Overall minimum score of 59

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