Q: I would like to know if I am eligible to apply for the MIS and would also like to know if you would accept my GRE scores to be admitted to the program.
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
Q: I would like to know if I need an honours degree to apply for this program or if a four year B.A. with a major is enough?
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.
Q: Apart from my degree and documentation, do I have to provide a proof of English language skills? (IELTS?)
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.
Q: Will an M.I.S. degree guarantee me a job?
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.
Q: What if I don't have a bachelor's degree. Can I get equivalency for my years of work experience in my information career?
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 that has no prerequisites and may be of interest to you. There are also other training resources provided by your local chapter of (Association of Records Managers) for the Information Management Community.