Ph.D. On Campus

Information Studies

McGill University

36 months
20972 CAD/year
5602 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Information Studies (SIS) at the McGill University is a dynamic teaching and research unit engaged in the education of information professionals and scholars. The Ph.D. in Information Studies provides an opportunity for exceptional candidates to study interdisciplinary research topics at the doctoral level.


The program at the McGill University offers a thorough grounding in both current theory and methods of research to ensure that students develop knowledge and critical awareness of relevant theories, principles, and methods in Information Studies and acquire the expertise to conduct and promote scholarly research in the context of information studies. 

The program begins with a set of common courses and proceeds to specialization through dissertation topics focused on areas of expertise that are supported by the research interests of current faculty members. 

The programme

Students develop scholarly and innovative expertise in human-information interaction (HII) in one of three research areas: human-computer interaction; information behaviour and services; and information and knowledge management.

The program prepares graduates for a wide range of settings in research, teaching, and senior administrative positions, in Quebec, Canada, and internationally; contributes to the development of knowledge and to teaching/learning in information studies; and builds national and international visibility of information studies from a research perspective.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Seminar in Information Studies
  • Research Paradigms in Information Studies
  • Research Design in Information Studies
  • Readings in Information Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5602 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2801 CAD per semester during 36 months.


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