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. 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.
Applicants to this program must be admitted to both the School of Information Sciences and Department of History M.A. program.
Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Earning a graduate degree is an undertaking which requires a considerable commitment of time and financial resources. The Department of History expects applicants to its graduate program to arrive well-prepared to undertake a rigorous course of study.
The department normally considers only applicants whose undergraduate grade point is at least 3.00 overall and at least 3.25 in a minimum of eighteen semester credits in history and related subjects at the advanced undergraduate level. Applicants should have or be in the process of acquiring relevant foreign language preparation to enter the area in which they wish to study. The department requires that all applicants submit a statement of purpose, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation from former instructors, a resume or curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended. Please consult the Department of History graduate handbook for more details on how to prepare application materials.
Application deadlines are October 15 (for Winter admission), January 15 (for Fall admission with funding consideration), and April 15 (for Fall admission without funding consideration).
Requirements: Library and Information Science
Students will complete twenty-nine credits in core and elective Information Science courses and seven credits in History elective courses.
|Required INF Courses|
|INF 6010||Foundations of the Information Professions||3|
|INF 6080||Fundamentals of Information Technology||3|
|INF 6120||Access to Information||3|
|INF 6210||Organization of Information||3|
|INF 7040||Management and Leadership||3|
|INF 7996||Research for the Information Professions||3|
|INF Elective Courses||11|
|HIS Elective Courses||7|
Students will complete twenty-three credits of History courses and seven credits of Information Science elective courses.
|HIS 7830||Methods and Research in History||3|
|HIS 7999||Master's Essay Direction||3|
|HIS electives (17 cr.), including:||17|
At least one 8000-level History seminar
No more than two (2) courses may be taken at the 5000- or 6000-level without permission of the advisor and DGS (granted by their signatures on the Plan of Work); 5000- and 6000-level courses must be offered for graduate credit to count toward the MA degree
|INF courses (7 cr.)||7|
Total for both degrees: fifty-three credits (no more than thirteen credits may be double-counted).