Admission Requirements/Deadlines

The School functions within the Faculty of Graduate Studies and its entrance requirements meet the standards of this Faculty. Candidates for the MI must hold a four-year Bachelor’s Degree with at least a second class standing (B average, 3.0 GPA) from a university recognized by the Senate of Dalhousie University. An academic level of a high B+ (3.3 GPA) or better is generally held by successful applicants.

Although our Canadian application deadline is April 1, SIM accepts applications throughout the year. Early applications are strongly recommended.

The MI Program is designed for fall admission. In special circumstances, the School may admit, in January, applicants who transfer from another Library and Information Studies (LIS) program, or applicants with considerable experience in the field.

Candidates whose mother tongue is NOT English are required to demonstrate a working and a reading knowledge of English. A TOEFL score of 600, 250 for computerized testing, or a score of 100 on the TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT) and 5.5 for the TWE, a MELAB score of 95, an IELTS score of 8.0, a CAEL score of 70, or the General Certificate in Education in the English Language at the Ordinary or Advanced Level are acceptable.

Application Deadlines

September Admissions

  • January 31: Deadline for International applications
  • March 1: Deadline for scholarship consideration
  • August 1: Deadline for all Canadian applications*

*All applicants are strongly advised to apply earlier. April 1st recommended.

For Master of Information Management admission deadline dates, please refer to section II part E.