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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. 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 Information Science courses and seven credits in History elective courses.

Required INF Courses
INF 6010Foundations of the Information Professions3
INF 6080Fundamentals of Information Technology3
INF 6120Access to Information3
INF 6210Organization of Information3
INF 7040Management and Leadership3
INF 7996Research for the Information Professions3
Elective Courses
INF Elective Courses11
HIS Elective Courses7
Total Credits36

Requirements: History

Students will complete twenty-three credits of History courses and seven credits of Information Science elective courses.

HIS 7830Methods and Research in History3
HIS 7999Master's Essay Direction3
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 Credits30

Total for both degrees: fifty-three credits (no more than thirteen credits may be double-counted). 

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