ÉSIS offers an Information Studies program grounded in theory, supported by practical work experience and integrally connected to the pulse and trends of the leading knowledge centres in the National Capital Region and beyond.


With a wide variety of professors from a range of interdisciplinary backgrounds, a multi-cultural student body, and a strong commitment to student learning outcomes, uOttawa offers a first-class Information Studies education, all within a bilingual North American setting.

The Master of Information Studies program accredited by the American Library Association offers three options to complete the 45 credits required for the MIS degree. In all cases, a minimum of 25% of the courses must be completed in the second language. Full-time or part-time students in MIS complete 6 compulsory core courses in their first year of study plus a capstone experience course in their final semester.

Build on your education with this new Graduate Diploma in Information Management. The 18-credit program is intended both for those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree wishing to enter a career in the field of records and information management, and for those already working in the field who wish to upgrade their qualifications.

The Interdisciplinary PhD program in Electronic Business is offered under the auspices of the Telfer School of Management, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Faculty of Arts (School of Information Studies). It is offered on a full-time basis in the following three fields: Electronic Business (e-Business), Electronic Technologies (e-Technologies) and Electronic Society (e-Society). 

Student experience

ÉSIS attracts students both nationally and internationally. Because our MIS program is offered on a part-time or full-time basis, our student body includes mature students who are looking to enhance their current careers, or move into the field of information sciences. All students have completed a four-year undergraduate degree.
Students enjoy the benefits of small class sizes and personal attention from our faculty. Because ÉSIS is a relatively small department within uOttawa, students at ÉSIS develop a special sense of community. This feeling permeates the classroom, student lounges and is exemplified by the active ÉSIS student's association.

Students also benefit from our close relationship and proximity to the country’s leading knowledge centres. Through the co-op option and through other employment opportunities, students at ÉSIS can explore their interests and build relationships within the community. Many of our alumni are now working in information management specializations, in government libraries, in higher education and research roles, and in knowledge innovation and mobilization organizations.

ÉSIS Student association

The association is there to help, support and answer all questions students might have about the program and the different options available to them. It also organizes events and social gatherings to connect the people in the program to fellow students, teachers and information professionals in the field.
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