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School of Information Studies admissions FAQs

A: To determine if you are eligible to apply, please have a look at our minimum requirements :

  • 4-year Honors Bachelor Degree or the equivalent, with a B average
  • Demonstrated competence in French and English
  • Computer literacy

GRE scores are not accepted. You may also find more information at this link.

A: Our minimum requirement is a 4-year Honours Bachelor Degree (or the equivalent), with a B average.

Please note that the University of Ottawa cannot offer a pre-evaluation of your file; you will have to apply for your file to be evaluated including your grades and degree/s.

Our minimum requirements can be found here.

A: please follow this link.

Please read carefully. The requirements vary if you are an:

  • applicant whose first language is neither English or French
  • applicant whose first language is English
  • applicant whose first language is French

Applicants whose first language is neither English nor French, need to demonstrate their proficiency in both English and French with a B in comprehension in both French and English from the Federal Government language exam. An F7 and E7 on the OLBI (University of Ottawa's Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute) exam is also acceptable.

Applicants whose first language is English need to demonstrate their proficiency in French with a B in comprehension on the Federal Government language exam. An F7 on OLBI exam is also acceptable.

Applicants whose first language is French need to demonstrate their proficiency in English with a B in comprehension on Federal Government language exam. An E7 on OLBI exam is also acceptable.

As a pre-requisite to entering the Master of Information Studies program, students are expected to be functionally bilingual. The University of Ottawa supports its students with some excellent resources. The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) is a helpful place to access information, courses and tutoring in a second language.
http://www.olbi.uottawa.ca
http://www.ilob.uottawa.ca

A: We cannot guarantee that your MIS degree will guarantee you a job. However, we can share with you that since the beginning of our program in 2009, our graduates have an 83% placement rate into full-time employment (some in Ottawa, some outside Ottawa) within 6 months of graduation.

A: We are not able to accept students into the Masters program that do not have a Bachelor's degree. UOttawa's Professional Development Institute offers a professional development certificate in Knowledge Management that has no prerequisites and may be of interest to you. There are also other training resources provided by your local chapter of ARMA (Association of Records Managers) for the Information Management Community.