Master of Library and Information Science / Master of Arts in History 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 MLIS–M.A. in history program requires completion of a minimum of 53 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the Department of Library and Information Science and the Department of History within the first academic year and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
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Students must complete LIS S500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession. This course is required the first semester for all MLIS
All Master of Library and Information Science courses can be completed online.
Foundation Courses (15 cr.)
Choose one course from each area:
Assist and Educate Users of Libraries and Information Centers
Develop and Manage Library Collections
Organize and Represent Information Resources
Apply Management and Leadership Skills
Conduct and Analyze Research
- LIS S505 Evaluation of Information Sources and Services (3 cr.)
- LIS S506 Introduction to Research (3 cr.)
Library History and Literature (6 cr.)
- LIS S521 Humanities Information
- LIS S522 Social Science Information
- LIS S580 History of Libraries
- LIS S582 Digital Preservation
- LIS S680 The Book to 1450
- LIS S681 The Book 1450 to Present
Information Technologies (9 cr.)
- LIS S532 Information Architecture for the Web
- LIS S533 Online Searching
- LIS S541 Information Policy
- LIS S554 Library Systems
- LIS S556 Systems Analysis and Design
- LIS S605 Internship in Library and Information Science
- LIS S652 Digital Libraries
Master of Arts in History Requirements
For the dual degree, a minimum of 23 credit hours is required in the Department of History for the Master of Arts in History, including H547 (Archives).