Pre–Fall 2013 Requirements
If you began the M.L.S. / M.A. in Russian and East European Studies before fall
2013, you have different requirements.
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M.L.S. / M.A. in Russian & East European Studies
The dual Master of Library Science / Master of
Arts in Russian and East European Studies prepares you to work in an academic
library or to pursue any other career that blends navigating information with
area expertise in Russia and/or Eastern Europe.
You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it
would take to earn them separately.
IU’s Russian and East European
Institute offers the M.A.
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 54 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
M.L.S. Electives (12 cr.)
Choose from information and library science courses. The Russian and East
European Institute counts Z605
and Z629 toward the M.A.,
allowing an additional 6 credits of ILS courses in your program.
M.A. Requirements (24 cr.)
The Russian and East European Institute 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
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