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Application Deadlines

September Start Date - Ph.D. Program

Applications Open: September 1
Early Application Deadline for Funding Consideration: December 15
Final Application Deadline: January 15
Supporting Document Deadline: February 1

Admission to the doctoral program requires an M.A.S., an M.L.I.S., or equivalent from a recognized institution indicating a superior level of academic performance in a field of specialization that will support the applicant's Ph.D. research. Students must satisfy the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and be approved by the School's Doctoral Admissions Committee. Admission decisions are based on the degree to which the applicant's intended area of research matches faculty expertise, and the suitability of the applicant for advanced graduate work as attested by letters of reference, prior academic performance, record of publications, and work in the field of library, archival, and information studies.

Language Requirement

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 Information requires a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of at least 100 on the internet-based TOEFL, or a minimum overall band score of 7.5 with a minimum score of 7.0 in each component of the academic (NOT general) IELTS test.

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