The Faculty of Information is considered to be among the world’s leading information and knowledge management schools. It is a Tier One Member of iSchool, an international association of universities that lead and promote programs for the information field worldwide The Faculty is adept at educating both professional practitioners and researchers and offers exceptional programs year-round in various disciplines

We are proud to have maintained the internationally-recognized American Library Association (ALA) accreditation since 1937, produced the first Ph.D. program in Information Studies in Canada, established the first iSchool in Canada and the only English-language Master’s program in Museum Studies in Canada. The UofT Faculty of Information is a Tier One Member of iSchool, an international association of universities that lead and promote programs for the information field worldwide.

Multidimensional

Learning is enriched within the Faculty of Information environment. Our Faculty of Information is a highly interdisciplinary educational institution at the crossroads of people, information, and technology. As an iSchool, our Faculty interests are diverse, examining information and communication phenomena of all kinds.

Here, you are given the flexibility to do so much more than simply following your current interests. Discover new interests and incorporate them into your studies. Consider pursuing double concentrations or double degrees and collaborative programs with other University of Toronto faculties in areas such as Book History & Print Culture, Sexual Diversity Studies, or Women’s Health. You can contribute to an interdisciplinary research institute, public exhibitions, and an annual Faculty of Information graduate student conference.

In The Heart Of The City

Located in downtown Toronto – amid some of the most diverse cultural communities – we are only minutes away from major Canadian heritage institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, and Toronto Public Library, the largest public library system in North America. We are also just minutes away from leading employers in Canada’s business center. Considered one of the world’s safest and most vibrant cities, Toronto is the ideal place to pursue your graduate studies and launch your career.

Vision

International excellence in research and education in Information.

Mission

The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information, who join us in transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation.

Goals

  1. To maintain world leadership in innovative scholarship
    • By establishing and executing a research agenda that reflects the coherent and collaborative Faculty of Information leadership in Information research
    • By acquiring external funding for the Faculty of Information research and international research partnerships
    • By managing effective knowledge transfer of Faculty of Information research
  2. To gain international renown for life-long, inquiry-centered education
    • By observing that the Faculty of Information’s teaching, in all its forms, is affecting teaching and learning practices in Information education generally
    • By producing graduates who have knowledge and values appropriate to their future exercise of economic, cultural, and/or social leadership
    • By creating a life-long educational continuum that incorporates programs at the undergraduate, professional master’s, academic master’s, and doctoral levels, with associated professional and executive development capabilities
    • By exploring distributed education program opportunities in Information
  3. To contribute to shaping the social space of Information in Toronto, in Ontario, in Canada, and internationally
    • By being a catalyst, conduit, and advocate, linking leading research in Information and innovations in professional and institutional practice, to practice changes in Information institutions and in the shaping of public policy
    • By raising public awareness of Information and advocating for Information issues
    • By enabling the life-long intellectual growth of our graduates, supporting them as they participate in shaping the Information society
  4. To foster initiatives that support sustainable social and economic development at local, regional, provincial and national levels
    • By promoting awareness and recognition of the sectors in which the Faculty of Information’s graduates work and how their actions support prosperity development
    • By educating graduates capable of facilitating innovation in the Information economy and society
    • By fostering, where appropriate, the take-up of research (e.g. new Information methods and processes) that generate wealth
    • By creating consultancy, partnership, and service initiatives to enable Faculty of Information outreach
    • To nurture an enriching environment in which to study, research, and work
    • By fostering an environment that encourages and supports innovation, creativity, and opportunity at all Faculty of Information levels, from students to leading researchers
    • By providing superior support for faculty, staff, and students alike
    • By creating teaching, learning, research, and communication spaces appropriate to our mission and goals

Programs

See the current programs of study here:https://ischool.utoronto.ca/future-students/programs-of-study/

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Master

University of Toronto Faculty of Information

Information is explored in all its breadth, depth and richness in this innovative program. There is a choice for everyone among seven concentrations, a specialization, co ... [+]

Information is explored in all its breadth, depth and richness in this innovative program. There is a choice for everyone among seven concentrations, a specialization, coursework-only, co-op, and thesis options.

MI graduates are the next generation of valued professionals, able to lead the progression of information design, organization, storage, access and retrieval, dissemination, preservation, conservation, and management. With a deep understanding of the needs of society, career opportunities are found across all industries and sectors.

The Master of Information (MI) program is accredited by the American Library Association.

Key Program Characteristics and Foundational Beliefs Characteristics Broad-based and inclusive, with information-focused fields from different disciplinary and professional viewpoints. Flexible curriculum, customizable to each individual student’s interests and needs. Students may choose a particular focus, or take a broad range of courses – including non-iSchool courses – or participate in a collaborative program with other U of T graduate departments. Students may choose a thesis option. The program may be taken on a part-time basis. Foundational beliefs Information penetrates all aspects of our digitally-mediated society. Information professionals need to understand the political, technological, and epistemological consequences of rapidly changing information practices. Education of information professionals must, therefore, address issues of leadership and critical thinking, and engage in studies of fundamental concepts, theories, and practices. Thorough explorations of technology and resources for information institutions, services, and professionals are essential. Degree Requirements ... [-]
Canada Toronto
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Toronto Faculty of Information

The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of muse ... [+]

The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of museological theory with experience.

Museum professionals manage collections, create educational programs for the public, organize exhibitions, manage projects, run cultural institutions, and many other aspects of museum and heritage work. They uncover stories, bring them to life, and preserve for future generations. These professions are undergoing constant evolution driven by the changes in the modern digital information era.

Program Features Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the functions of museums in their broader social and cultural contexts. Be forward-focused and understand where museums are headed in the future. Develop a strong theoretical background and professional understanding of museum origins, ideologies, changing philosophies, and current practices. Learn methodologies for research. Core courses examine the museological scholarship and its practical application in different environments and facets, including: collections curatorship digital heritage global cultures and museums museum education and programming museum management Develop practical skills and pursue special interests by participating in: an optional 12-week summer internship a graduating exhibition project option (if not taking the Thesis option) Student Learning Outcomes ... [-]
Canada Toronto
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus

Introduction to the iSchool

2018 Introduction to the iSchool