People. Information. Technology. They intersect at the University of Toronto iSchool, a launch pad for your future as a highly-skilled practitioner or researcher. With over 75 years of experience, we’ve pioneered and refined our interdisciplinary approach to provide you with the right blend of knowledge, practical experience, and career preparation.
In the master of information (MI) program, you will receive a strong foundation in all aspects of information and knowledge management, and can gain depth in areas of interest through your choice of one or two concentrations. These include: archives & records management, critical information policy studies, culture & technology, information systems & design, knowledge management & information management, knowledge media design, and library & information science. Co-op and thesis options are available.
The master of museum studies (MMSt) program is the only English-speaking Master’s program of its kind in Canada. The program features an integrated learning approach that links theory with practice. Areas of focus include: Collections, Curatorship, Digital Heritage, Global Cultures & Museums, Museum Education & Programming, and Museum Management. Complete a course-based option, an internship and an exhibition project, or pursue a thesis option.
The concurrent registration option (CRO) allows students to gain greater expertise and strengths in the cross-section of both the master of museum studies and master of information. Students pursuing the CRO may have interests such as: museum informatics, digital cultural heritage, cultural information policy, the intersection of cultural memory institutions (libraries, archives, and museums), digital curation and use of social networking technologies in museums.
Our doctoral students (PhD) come from a wide range of scholarly and professional fields to work with faculty from backgrounds matched to their specific research interests in terms of subject matter expertise and complementary knowledge.
Masters Programs: Oct 24, 2015; Nov 28, 2015; Jan 16, 2016; Feb 27, 2016
Doctoral Program: TBA. Learn more here.
Information professionals are in demand. According to the most recent Graduate Employment Survey, 89 per cent of Master of Information (MI) respondents found employment within one year of graduation, with 95 per cent of master of museum studies (MMSt) alumni reporting they found employment within a year of graduation—the majority working in positions “closely or somewhat closely” related to their studies.
Our alumni work in a diverse range of organizations including: cultural and heritage institutions, museums, financial institutions, government, advertising firms, law firms, and technology companies among others. Whether you want to work as a business analyst or information architect, librarian or curator, privacy officer or digital archivist, or one of many other career paths, we invite you to explore this rapidly evolving landscape at the University of Toronto iSchool.
“I got that immensely valuable first foot in the door of my design career because of a connection through the iSchool, and I fall back on things that I learned there all the time.”
-Justin Scherer, MI knowledge media design - design & user experience architect, Scotiabank.
“As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better place to learn about academic librarianship than in one of the top-ranked research libraries in North America. Through TALint, I am invited to actively participate in the complex community that is the University of Toronto Libraries. I get to learn and work alongside acclaimed experts in the field, contribute to key program development, and build an invaluable network of connections that will no doubt prove instrumental to my future success.”
-Caeleigh Moffat, MI student, library & information science - TALInt intern 2014–2015.
“I learned everything I would need to if I ever had to run my own small-scale specialized museum on my own. I have the benefit of working directly beside my supervisor, who is the director of operations, and see what it takes to ensure the museum runs smoothly.”
-Jennifer Rodrigues MMSt - intern, Architecture & Design Museum, Los Angeles, Summer 2014
“The internship allowed me to expand my museum skill-set working within a natural history collection—an area where I had no prior experience. Furthermore it allowed me to see the day-to-day work of a curator and collections manager, giving me a better idea of what I would like to specialize in throughout my career.”
-Cameron Crawley MMSt, curatorial & collections assistant (palaeontology), Natural History Museum in London, England, Summer 2014
"[The iSchool] was the only program in the country that allowed me to pursue my passion for both museums and archives, and which provided me the opportunity to tailor the program to my personal strengths and interests."
-Nikita Johnston, concurrent registration option student, MI + MMSt
Adrian Berg, Recruitment Officer
Faculty of Information
140 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
Master of Information
Master of Museum Studies
Doctorate in Information Studies