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Dual Degrees

History (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science

This curriculum has been approved effective Fall 2013. This dual degree is designed to prepare students for professional positions in libraries and information centers. The dual degree requires a minimum of 50 hours of graduate course work including a comprehensive set of required courses and overlapping electives in each of the degree programs. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) and the Department of History and meet the admissions criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

In addition to the ILS Z401 prerequisite, students in this dual degree program will complete the listed requirements in ILS that will total 30 credit hours.

  1. 1. Prerequisite and Requirements
    PREREQUISITE (3 credit hours) - must be fulfilled before completion of 9 credit hours
    FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (18 hours) one course from each area
    * Note: Students pursuing an ILS dual degree or formal specialization that requires one of these courses may count the course for the technology requirement as well.
  2. 2. Required
    ILS courses (9 credit hours)
  3. 3. Electives
    ILS courses (3 credit hours)
  4. 4. Department of History Requirements
    Requirements for the M.A. in History and the Master of Library Science are available on the Master's Degree: Graduate Programs: Department of History page.

Note on tuition costs:
Students in ILS dual-degree programs may find variance in their tuition charges. There is not a standardized method of coding students in dual-degree programs. ILS, the University Graduate School, the Law School, the School of Music, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Journalism, and other academic units each charge different graduate tuition rates per credit hour. You will be coded in one school. If, as you near the half-way point in your dual degree program, you will contact either school (ILS or your other unit), we can arrange to change your coding so that they second half of your degree will be charged at the other unit's tuition rate. Check with the Recorder of either school if you have questions.