Joint M.A./M.L.I.S. Program

Students in this joint program will earn both a master of arts (M.A.) in history and the master of library and information science (M.L.I.S.). Graduates of the program will subsequently increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce that is able to appraise and describe historical records, create websites, and preserve electronic documents.

Students interested in the archival field may also elect to complete the Archival Administration Graduate Certificate in conjunction with the joint degree program. To earn this certificate, students are required to complete two additional courses (six credits) for a total of 63 credits.

  • Applicants to this 57 credit program must be admitted to both the School of Information Science and Department of History master's programs. Candidates must complete the required courses for both programs in order to graduate
  • Students earn both a master of arts in history and a master of library and information science degree through a coordinated program
  • Instead of taking 35 credits for the M.A. in history and another 36 credits for the M.L.I.S. for a total of 71 credits, students in this program are able to double-count 14 credits and receive both degrees with 57 hours of coursework – a significant tuition savings


Next steps

For more information, please contact Professor Eric Ash, Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of History or view the latest graduate handbook.

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