Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)
History (M.A.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree
Interest in public history, genealogy, historic preservation, and archives and museum administration creates a demand for professionals with expertise in both historical research and information management. The dual M.L.S./M.A. in history program requires completion of a minimum of 50 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of History and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
In addition to the SLIS S401 prerequisite, the requirements for the Master of Library Science (30 credit hours) are:
- M.L.S. Foundation courses (15 cr.).
- Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): S581 or S584, S605, and S521 or S522.
- SLIS elective courses (6 cr.).
A minimum of 20 credit hours is required in the Department of History for the Master of Arts degree. For specific requirements, see the entry for the Department of History in the University Graduate School Bulletin.