This dual degree is designed to prepare students for professional positions in libraries and information centers. The dual degree requires a minimum of 60 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 School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the School of Music and meet the admissions criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
In addition to the SLIS S401 prerequisite, students in this dual degree program will complete the listed requirements in SLIS that will total 30 credits.
*The MLS curriculum is being updated to help students stay current. We will be updating this page with the new requirements. As an interim tool, please use this MLS Degree Checklist – Effective Fall 2013 for your planning. Contact your advisor or the SLIS Office with any questions.
Note on tuition costs:
Students in SLIS dual-degree programs may find variance in their tuition charges. There is not a standardized method of coding students in dual-degree programs. SLIS, 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 (SLIS 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.
School of Music Notes:
Applicants are expected to hold at least a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited four-year collegiate institution. For this program, students must apply for admission to both schools and the Music Librarianship Specialization and meet the admission criteria established for all three. (The admissions committee for the specialization consists of the IU music librarians.) Degrees from both the schools must be awarded simultaneously.
Please contact Keith Cochran, Music Collection Development Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 812.855.2974.