Concurrent Registration Option - Effective Sept 2013

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Master of Information (MI) & Master of Museum Studies (MMSt)

While students in either of the two programs could pursue their interests separately, the Concurrent Registration Option (CRO) allows students to gain greater expertise and strengths in the cross-section of the two programs.

It is expected that students pursuing the CRO would have interests such as: museum informatics, digital cultural heritage, cultural information policy, the intersection of cultural memory institutions (libraries, archives, and museums), digital curation and use of social networking technologies in museums. 

Students accepted into both participating programs may register concurrently in both programs with the permission of each Graduate Coordinator.

The CRO is available for full-time studies only. The minimum period of registration required to complete both degrees in the CRO is three years, instead of four years, if done separately. The time limit to complete the CRO is four years.

Program Requirements

REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2013

FCE = Full Course Equivalent(s)

Students must complete a total of 13.0 FCE.

The MI requirements differ based on the desired MI pathway: concentration or the general program.

The CRO is not feasible in the MMSt or MI thesis option.

CRO MMST MI
CONCENTRATION
MI
GENERAL PROGRAM
Mandatory Courses

REQUIRED: 3.5 FCE

  1. MSL1150H
  2. MSL1230H
  3. MSL2331H
  4. MSL2370H
     
  5. One of:
    MSL2350H or
    INF2040H
     
  6. MSL4000Y

CORE: 0.5 FCE

  1. INF1005H
  2. INF1006H

REQUIRED: 2.5 FCE
the required courses for the chosen MI concentration

CORE: 2.0 FCE

  1. INF1001H
  2. INF1002H
  3. INF1003H
  4. INF1005H
  5. INF1006H
Elective courses from the program

MMSt: 1.5 FCE

MI: 2.0 FCE

MI: 3.0 FCE

Additional elective courses

An additional 3.0 FCE to be counted towards both degrees from among:

  • the MI program
  • the MMSt program
  • other programs (maximum 2.0 FCE)

While all elective courses in both programs are available to CRO students, each student must, in collaboration with their faculty advisor(s),design a personal Program of Study, which outlines the student’s interests and career goals and the courses to be taken.

Course Sequence & Fee Implications

While students may choose to begin in either program (MI or MMSt), it is strongly recommended that students begin with the MI in the first year.

Year 1
Courses entirely in one of the programs, including all of its core/required courses.
Full-time fees will be charged for the program started first.

Year 2
Courses entirely in the other program, including all of its core/required courses.
Full-time fees will be charged for the program started second.

 
Year 3
Courses from both programs to complete remaining program requirements. Students will have dual registration in Year 3: they will be registered full-time in the program they started first, as well as being registered part-time in the program started second.
Thus, students will pay full-time fees for the program started first, plus part-time fees for the program started second.    
 

 Sample course sequences: