MLIS/MREM

"Obtaining the combined degree has provided me more flexibility in applying to non-traditional organizations."

Samantha Dutka, MLIS/MREM 2012

Description

The MLIS/MREM combined degree is a 28-month course of study leading to the combined degrees Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM). A total of 22 courses is needed to complete the MLIS/MREM program: 9 half-credit MLIS courses (27 credit hours), 6 half-credit MREM courses (18 credit hours), 3 MLIS and 3 MREM electives (18 credit hours), and MGMT 5000 (3 credit hours).

Non INFO or ENVI electives are to be declared as counting towards either the MLIS or the MREM Program at the time of course registration.

Possible careers

Fish and wildlife information managers Information specialists
Traditional and ecological knowledge managers Geospatial and biological data librarians
Environment-related information managers  

Admissions

Separate application packages must be submitted to each department.
Students who apply for the combined MLIS/MREM program must meet the admissions standards of both the School of Information Management and the School for Resource and Environmental Studies.

Plan of study

INFO 0590.00
Practicum (optional, non-credit)
  MGMT 5000
Management Without Borders
INFO 5500
Information in Society
  ENVI 5205
Law and Policy for Resource and Environmental
Management
INFO 5515
Organization of Information
  ENVI 5500
Socio-political Dimensions of Resource and
Environmental Management
INFO 5520
Research Methods
  ENVI 5501
Internship
INFO 5530
Information Sources, Services & Retrieval
  ENVI 5504
Management of Resources and the Environment
INFO 5570
Organizational Management & Strategy
  ENVI 5505
Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and
Environmental Management
INFO 5590
Information Management Systems
  ENVI 5508
MREM Project Report
INFO 6540
Data Management
  6 MLIS or MREM electives
INFO 6681
Geospatial Information Management
 
Advanced technology requirement (choose one of the options below):  
INFO 6270
Introduction to Data Science
 
INFO 6513
Business Analytics and Data Visualization
 
INFO 6620
Web Design and Architecture
 
INFO 6681
Geospatial Information Management
 
INFO 6840
Content Management Systems
 

Notes:

  • Not all courses are offered every year. It is the students' responsibility to ensure they plan their schedule appropriately. Combined degree students are advised on an individual basis to assist with course selection.
  • View MLIS and MREM course descriptions and syllabi.
  • MGMT 5000: To be taken in the final year of the MLIS/MREM degree.
  • INFO 5570: To be taken in the final year of the MLIS/MREM degree.
  • INFO 0590 is optional.
  • ENVI 5504 has a tutorial.
  • Electives are not restricted to MLIS or MREM courses, but must relate to the student's program objectives and be approved by either Graduate Program Coordinator. The maximum number of electives a student can take outside the MLIS or MREM program is two.
  • A thesis could be completed as part of this program by substituting 4 elective courses (GPA requirement must be met). Contact your Program Coordinator for details.
  • As indicated in section 5.1 of the Graduate Studies Calendar (under “Program Fee Programs”), combined degree students must register for REGN 9999 in every term to ensure fees are generated properly. This course is listed as “Registration Course-Graduate” in the Academic Timetable.

 

For information about MLIS/MREM program:
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School of Information Management
MLIS Program Coordinator
JoAnn Watson
joann.watson@dal.ca
(902) 494-2471
School for Resource & Environmental Studies
Academic Programs Coordinator
Peter Tyedmers
peter.tyedmers@dal.ca
902-494-6517