Library and Information Studies

Dual Degree Programs

M.A. in History / M.L.I.S. Cooperative Program

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

Admission requirements

  • GRE and other requirements listed for history and library science
  • You must complete a separate application for each program and be accepted to both
  • Your application to each program must indicate history/library and information studies as the field of specialization

Program requirements

You must submit individual programs of study for the 36-credit M.L.I.S. program and the 30-credit program for the M.A. 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 a selective 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.


Master of Public Administration / M.L.I.S. 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 six 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 60 credits.

Admission requirements

  • GRE, GMAT, or MAT (waived if you have an advanced degree) and other requirements listed for M.L.I.S. and M.P.A.
  • You must complete a separate application for each program and be accepted to both
  • Your application to each program must indicate M.L.I.S./M.P.A. 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 M.P.A. 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.


M.A. in English / M.L.I.S. Cooperative Program

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

Admission requirements

  • All requirements listed for M.L.I.S. and M.A. in English
  • You must complete a separate application for each program and be accepted to both
  • Your 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 M.L.I.S. program and the 30-credit M.A. in English. ENG 510, 511, and 514 are required. 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. Students must complete at least 30 credits in librarianship and at least 24 credits in English.


Other Cooperative Programs

Students may be able to establish cooperative programs with other master’s degree programs within the University. If you’re interested in creating a cooperative program not listed above, please consult with the director.