Library and Information Science and History (M.A./M.L.I.S. Joint Degree)
Joint-degree programs allow students to earn two degrees with fewer credits than if the degrees are earned separately. Students who enroll in the joint program will earn both the M.L.I.S. and M.A. in History degree. Graduates will increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce that is capable of appraising and describing historical records, creating websites, and preserving electronic documents. Applicants to this fifty-seven credit program must be admitted to both the Department of History and the School of Library and Information Science master's degree programs. Candidates must complete the required courses as outlined for both programs in order to graduate. Core courses in one program may not be used as elective courses in the other; fourteen credits of electives may be double-counted.
Requirements: Library and Information Science
Students will complete twenty-nine credits in core and elective LIS courses and seven credits in History elective courses.
|Required LIS Courses|
|LIS 6010||Introduction to the Information Profession||3|
|LIS 6080||Information Technology||3|
|LIS 6120||Access to Information||3|
|LIS 6210||Organization of Knowledge||3|
|LIS 7040||Library Administration and Management||3|
|LIS 7996||Research for the Information Profession||3|
|LIS Elective Courses||11|
|HIS Elective Courses||7|
Students will complete twenty-eight credits of History core and elective courses and seven credits of LIS elective courses.
|Required History Courses|
|HIS 7999||Master's Essay Direction||3|
|HIS 7830||Methods and Research in History||3|
|History Elective Courses|
|Select twenty-two credits, including the following:||22|
A minimum of three History courses in major field
A minimum of two History courses in minor field
Four History courses must be at the 7000 level
At least one 8000 level History seminar
|LIS Elective Courses|
|Select seven credits||7|
Total for both degrees: fifty-seven credits (no more than fourteen credits may be double-counted).