A full-time student typically has this plan of study (the exact sequence of courses may vary from year to year):
Fall Term: INFO 5500, INFO 5515, INFO 5530, and INFO 5590
Winter Term: INFO 5520, INFO 5570, INFO 6540, and one elective
INFO 6540, MGMT 5000 and 7 electives
Registering for more than four courses per term is considered “overloading”. Students wishing to register for more than 4 courses per term are required to obtain the permission of the SIM Director (email@example.com).
The MLIS degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of:
- Sixteen half-credit courses (48 credit hours)
- INFO 0590 Practicum (required, non-credit course)
Advanced technology electives
Options in 2012/2013 are:
- INFO 6620 Electronic Text Design
- INFO 6840 Digital Libraries
- ERTH 5600 Exploring Geographic Information Systems
- or another technology course approved by the MLIS Program Coordinator (JoAnn.Watson@dal.ca)
INFO 0590.00 (Practicum) is generally completed in the Spring/Summer term following Year 1, or during the Fall and/or Winter terms of Year 2.
Full-time involvement in the program means registering for a minimum of three half-credit courses offered by Dalhousie University in a single term. A full-time student typically attends the MLIS Program for two consecutive years during the fall and winter terms (September to April), taking four courses each term. Most courses in the School run for a single term and are the equivalent of a "half-credit."
Part-time status (degree)
A part-time student has seven years to complete the MLIS degree. Each calendar year, a part-time student may take no more than five half-credit courses offered by Dalhousie University. In the first year a focus on required courses is recommended. Courses are selected in consultation with the MLIS Program Coordinator. Part-time students must register each fall at the normal time.
Part-time status (SSGS)
Persons wishing to register for a course for credit but who do not intend to apply for a degree program should contact the MLIS Program Coordinator (JoAnn.Watson@dal.ca). The registration category for non-program students taking graduate classes is Special Student-Graduate Studies (SSGS).