Pre–Fall 2013 Requirements
If you began the M.L.S. / M.A. in History before fall 2013, you have different requirements.
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M.L.S. / M.A. in History
History is our preserved past, and it’s meant to be studied and shared. You
can do your part by graduating with the dual Master of
Library Science / Master of Arts in History, and then putting it to work in
places like a library, archive, historical society, or museum.
You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it
would take to earn them separately.
The Department of History
offers the M.A. in history.
How to Apply
You must apply for admission to—and meet the admission requirements for—both
programs. See our program’s information for domestic
students and international
Requirements (Minimum of 50 Credit Hours)
M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (18 cr.)
MLS digital literacy requirement.
Complete one course from each of the foundation areas below.
- Approach professional issues with understanding (3 cr.)
- Assist and educate users, and develop and manage collections of information resources (3 cr.)
- Represent and organize information resources (3 cr.)
- Manage and lead libraries and other information organizations (3 cr.)
- Use research effectively (3 cr.)
- Deploy information technologies in effective and innovative ways (3
cr.): Courses in this list that are also M.I.S. requirements can count for both
Additional M.L.S. Requirement (3 cr.)
M.L.S. Electives (3 cr.)
Choose from information and library science courses.
M.A. Requirements (20 cr.)
The Department of History provides information about the M.A.
You will graduate after you finish both degrees—the degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
Different Indiana University schools charge different graduate tuition
rates. For dual degrees, you will be coded in one of the two schools and pay
that school’s tuition rate. To switch to the other school’s tuition rate,
contact that department’s recorder as you near the halfway point in your