Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs


MA in History and MLIS Cooperative Program

By proper selection of course work, a student may simultaneously earn the degrees of Master of Arts in History and Master of Library and Information Studies.

Admission requirements: GRE and other requirements listed for history and library science. Applicant must apply and be accepted in both programs. The application to each program must indicate history/library and information studies as the field of specialization.

Program requirements: Students must submit individual programs of study for the 36-credit MLIS program and the 30-credit program for the MA in history. The integrated pursuit of the two degrees makes it possible for six credits of appropriately selected course work from one program to serve as electives in the other, and for six credits of course work to be applied in the opposite direction. Thus, when planned and taken jointly, the two programs can be completed with a total of 54 credits rather than 66 credits.

MPA and MLIS Cooperative Program

A cooperative program permits joint enrollment in the Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Public Administration programs. The integrated pursuit of the two degrees makes it possible for nine credits of appropriately selected course work from one program to serve as electives in the other, and for six credits to be applied in the opposite direction. Thus, when planned and taken jointly, the two programs can be completed with a total of 57 credits.

Admission requirements: GRE and other requirements listed for MLIS and MPA. Applicant must apply and be accepted in both programs. The application to each program must indicate MLIS/MPA as the field of specialization.

Program requirements: Each student must complete the required core courses for both programs plus three credits of PSC 590 for the MPA. After consultation with, and approval of, both departments, students must file separate programs of study for each degree, indicating the courses to be jointly counted. Each student must pass the separate comprehensive examination for each degree.

MA in English and MLIS Cooperative Program

By proper selection of course work, a student may simultaneously earn the degree of Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Arts in English.

Admission requirements: GRE and all other requirements listed for MLIS and MA in English. Applicant must apply to both programs and be accepted by both. The application to each program must indicate English/library and information studies as the field of specialization.

Program requirements: Students must submit individual programs of study for the 36-credit MLIS program and the 30-credit MA in English. The integrated pursuit of the two degrees makes it possible for six credits of appropriately selected course work from one program to serve as electives in the other, and for six credits of course work to be applied in the opposite direction. ENG 510, 511, and 514 are required. Thus, when planned and taken jointly, the two programs can be completed with a total of 54 credits rather than 66. Students must complete at least 30 credits in librarianship and at least 24 credits in English.

Other Cooperative Programs

Under existing University policy, students may be able to establish cooperative programs with other master’s degree programs within the University. Interested persons should consult with the director.