Concurrent Registration Option

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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.

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.


Program Requirements 

Course Sequence & Fee Implications

While CRO students may choose to begin in either program (MI or MMSt), it is strongly recommended [and/or at the discretion of the Faculty] that students begin with the MI in the first year.  For specific sample course sequences see above under Program Requirements and specific entry years.

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.