IU Bulletins HomeBloomington CampusIndianapolis Campusred
Indiana University

Search School of Library and Information Science 2001-2003 Online Bulletin

Request SLIS Application Packet

School of Library and Information Science 2001-2003 Academic Online Bulletin Table of Contents

 

 

School of Library and
Information Science
2001-2003
Academic Bulletin

http://www.slis.indiana.edu/
Wells Library 011
1320 E. Tenth Street  
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
812) 855-2018     Fax (812) 855-6166
Toll Free (888) 355-7547
Contact SLIS

http://www.slis.iupui.edu
University Library (UL) 1110
755 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-2375
Contact SLIS
 

Joint Programs and Dual Master's Degrees

Introduction
Specializations Within Master's Degrees
Dual Master of Information Science/Master of Library Science Degree Program
Dual Master's degree programs

Introduction

Students may pursue formal specializations within their master's degree programs. Initial application for specializations is made through SLIS. Dual master's degree programs are also available. Admission to dual-degree programs requires separate admission to both SLIS and the department or school responsible for the other degree. In addition, SLIS now offers a dual M.I.S./M.L.S. degree option.

return to top

Specializations Within Master's Degrees:

African Studies Librarianship Specialization and M.L.S.
Chemical Information Specialization and M.I.S. or M.L.S.
Music Librarianship Specialization and M.L.S.
Special Collections Specialization and M.L.S.

African Studies Librarianship Specialization and Master of Library Science: Candidates in this 45 credit hour joint program receive the M.L.S. degree and a certificate indicating the specialization. Applicants must be accepted to the M.L.S. degree program before being considered for the area studies specialization. To obtain the specialization, students must successfully complete the following SLIS courses: 9 credit hours from the common core (L503, L505, and L527), 9 credits from the M.L.S. core (L520, L524, and L528), and 9 credits of SLIS electives to be chosen in consultation with the student's faculty advisor and the African Studies area specialist in the IU Libraries.

A total of 18 credit hours from African studies must include: G732 Bibliography of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 cr.), E431 and E432 History of Africa I-II (3-3 cr.), Y338 African politics (3 cr.), E310 Introduction to the Cultures of Africa (3 cr.), and at least 3 credit hours of electives to be chosen in consultation with the African Studies area specialist in the IU Libraries. The courses from African Studies must be taken for graduate credit. If the applicant's background already contains course work that is judged to cover any or all of the required areas listed above, suitable electives chosen in consultation with the African Studies area specialist may be substituted.

Interested applicants may apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships through the African Studies Program, Indiana University, Woodburn Hall 221, Bloomington, IN 47405-6000, (812) 855-6825. Students in this specialization also may be eligible for internship opportunities in the IU Libraries.

Chemical Information Specialization and Master of Information Science or Master of Library Science: Candidates in this joint program receive the M.I.S. or M.L.S. degree and a certificate indicating the specialization. They must meet all common and M.L.S. or M.I.S. core requirements. In addition they are required to include in their elective courses L570, L624 and additional SLIS courses to total at least 30 credit hours for M.L.S. candidates or 36 credit hours for M.I.S. candidates. The remaining hours are directed by the Department of Chemistry and must include C471 and C472. Candidates for this specialization must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Music Librarianship Specialization and Master of Library Science: Candidates are advised that a master's degree in music in addition to the M.L.S. is usually required for placement in the field of music librarianship (see the School of Music Bulletin and the description of the dual master's program below). This specialization program is intended primarily for students who already have a master's degree in music or who do not desire a master's degree in music from Indiana University. The program combines the instructional and professional training resources of the School of Library and Information Science and the Music Library. Applicants are expected to hold at least a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited four-year collegiate institution. Admission to the specialization is a joint decision by SLIS and the admissions committee for the specialization (IU music librarians). It is possible to be admitted to the M.L.S. degree program and not be accepted to the music specialization. To obtain the specialization in music, the following courses must be successfully completed within the M.L.S. degree program.

  1. MUS M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (3 cr.).
  2. SLIS L596 Internship in Library and Information Science (6 cr.) (P: M539 and L520). 3 credits will normally be in music cataloging; the other 3 credits may also be in music cataloging or else in music collection development, reference, or technology.
  3. SLIS L631 Seminar in Music Librarianship (3 cr.) (P: M539, P or concurrent: L520 or consent of instructor).

Topics include music library administration, circulation, collection development, facilities and design, recording collections, reference, and technology; music printing and publishing.

Special Collections Specialization and Master of Library Science: Candidates for this program may complete all course requirements within the 36 credit hours for the M.L.S. degree by including the 12 credits for the specialization within the elective component of the M.L.S. curriculum. The special collections course work must be selected from the following SLIS courses: L514, L515, L516, L585, L586, L587, L596 (required), and L620. The Special Collections program prepares students for careers in rare books and manuscripts librarianship and archives administration. Professional opportunities for graduates exist in rare books, archives, preservation, historic conservation, manuscript administration, and related areas of libraries, museums, and other organizations.

return to top

Dual Master of Information Science (M.I.S.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.):

The SLIS dual M.I.S./M.L.S. master's degrees can be completed with 60 credit hours of course work rather than the 78 hours required if the degrees were taken separately. In addition to the standard L401 requirement, students must complete the following: (1) 12 credit hours of common core courses, (2) 12 credits of M.I.S. core courses, (3) 9 credits of M.L.S. core courses, and (4) 27 credits of electives, 6 credits of which may be approved from outside of SLIS. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously. Students admitted to one of the degree programs may petition in writing for admittance to the second master's degree program. The petition must include an additional personal goals statement (minimum 500 words) describing academic and career objectives.

return to top

Dual Master's Degree Programs:

  • Art History (M.A.) and M.L.S.
  • Comparative Literature (M.A.) and M.L.S.
  • History (M.A.) and M.L.S. (Bloomington or Indianapolis campus)
  • History and Philosophy of Science (M.A.) and M.L.S.
  • Journalism (M.A.) and M.L.S.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies (M.A.) and M.L.S.
  • Law (J.D.) and M.L.S.
  • Musicology or Music Theory (M.A.) and M.L.S.
  • Russian and East European Studies (M.A.) and M.I.S. or M.L.S.
  • SPEA Public Affairs (M.P.A.) and M.I.S. or M.L.S. (Bloomington or Indianapolis campus)
  • SPEA Planning (M.Pl.) and M.I.S. (Indianapolis campus only)

Art History (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: This program is designed to prepare students for professional library and information specialist positions in fine arts and related libraries and information centers. The program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours of graduate course work including a comprehensive set of required courses and overlapping electives. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Fine Arts/History of Art and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and the M.L.S.-specific core (9 credit hours minimum) for a total of 18 credit hours.
  2. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): L596, L623, and L630.
  3. SLIS elective courses chosen from among L570, L571, L576 or L583 to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

At least 30 credit hours in the School of Fine Arts are required. Course work must include A500, A575, and no fewer than two seminars in two areas. Also required are four lecture courses at the 400 and 500 levels, at least two of which must be in Western art. See specific requirements under "Art History" in the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

Comparative Literature (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: This program prepares candidates for positions in academic, research, and other libraries with a humanities orientation. The total program consists of at least 50 graduate credit hours. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Comparative Literature and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and the M.L.S.-specific core (9 credit hours minimum) for a total of 18 credit hours.
  2. At least 12 credit hours of SLIS elective courses appropriate to the student's background and interests to bring the total of SLIS credit hours to 30.

At least 20 graduate credit hours are required in comparative literature course work. The Department of Comparative Literature requires certification in at least two foreign languages, which does not count toward the 20 credit hour total required for the degree. Emphasis in the course work may be in Western literatures, East-West relations studies, Third World literatures, film studies, or studies of the interrelations of the arts (literature, music, the visual arts). For specific requirements see the entry for the Department of Comparative Literature in the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

History (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: 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 M.L.S./M.A. in history program requires completion of a minimum of 50 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of History and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously. This dual option is available at both IUB and IUPUI.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common (9 credit hours minimum) and M.L.S.-specific (9 credit hours minimum) cores for a total of 18 credit hours. For explanations of the common and degree-specific cores, see the section "Degree Requirements" in this bulletin.
  2. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): L516, L586 or History H547 [Archives], L596, and L625.
  3. SLIS elective courses to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

A minimum of 20 credit hours is required in the Department of History for the Master of Arts degree. For specific requirements, see the entry for the Department of History in the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

History and Philosophy of Science (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: This program meets the growing demand for information professionals with a scientific academic specialty and prepares students for a variety of positions in library, research, and archival settings. The program consists of a total of approximately 51 credit hours for both degrees. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and the M.L.S.-specific core (9 credit hours minimum) for a total of 18 credit hours.
  2. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): L586, L596, and L624.
  3. SLIS elective courses to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

A minimum of 21 credit hours is required in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science for the Master of Arts degree. For specific requirements, see the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

Journalism (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: The dual M.L.S./M.A. in journalism program provides excellent preparation for professional library and information specialist positions in news media and in corporate, academic, and public libraries. The program consists of a total of approximately 51 credit hours for both degrees. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Journalism and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and the M.L.S.-specific core (9 credit hours minimum) for a total of 18 credit hours.
  2. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): L570, L628, and at least one of the following: L623, L624, or L625.
  3. SLIS elective courses to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

A minimum of 20 credit hours is required in journalism. For specific requirements contact the School of Journalism, and consult the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: The School of Library and Information Science and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies jointly offer a three-year program that qualifies students for two master's degrees. Study for these two degrees in the dual program (M.A./M.L.S.) can be completed in a total of 54 credit hours rather than the 66 credit hours that would otherwise be required to take the two degrees separately. In the dual degree, specific courses contribute to both degrees. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of three SLIS courses from the common core (9 cr.) including L527 and L509, and four courses (12 cr.) from the M.L.S.-specific core: L520, L524, L526, and L528, for a total of 21 credit hours.
  2. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): L570, L596 (internship under the supervision of the Latin American Bibliographer), and L620 (topic: Latin American Bibliography) to bring the total of SLIS credit hours to 30.

Students take 24 credit hours of advanced courses relating to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LTAM). The interdisciplinary seminar LTAM L501 (3 credits) must be taken, together with 21 credit hours in other LTAM courses or those Latin American and Caribbean Studies courses that are cross-listed with other departments. All other requirements for completion of the Latin American Studies M.A., including language proficiency and thesis or oral examination, remain as listed in the IU Graduate School Bulletin.

Application for admission to the dual M.A./M.L.S. degree program must be made to the LTAM program and the University Graduate School for study toward the M.A. and to SLIS for study of the M.L.S. Students must be accepted by all three units in order to be admitted to the program.

Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence) and Master of Library Science: The dual M.L.S./J.D. program is intended for students who want to enter law librarianship, in which the law degree is usually required for top positions, and for students who want to enter the legal profession with the training and ability to do their own legal bibliography and research. Students must be admitted to both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Law. Simultaneous application to the two schools is strongly recommended. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and M.L.S.-specific core (9 credit hours minimum) for a total of 18 credit hours.
  2. Other required SLIS courses (6 cr.): L530 and L628.
  3. SLIS elective courses, of which L570 and L608 are particularly appropriate, sufficient to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

A minimum of 77 credit hours is required from the School of Law. For specific requirements see the entry for the dual M.L.S./J.D. program in the School of Law Bulletin.

Musicology or Music Theory (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: The dual-degree program combines an M.L.S. with an M.A. in musicology or an M.A. or M.M. in music theory. It combines the advantages of top-ranked graduate programs in library and information science and in music, and the librarians and professional staff of one of the country's largest music libraries. Through enrollment in these curricula, students may earn two master's degrees by a combination of work in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the School of Music amounting to approximately 60 credit hours (6 credits are shared between the two degrees). Students may also be considered for the Specialization in Music Librarianship. Applicants are expected to hold at least a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited four-year collegiate institution. For this program, students must apply for admission to both schools and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and M.L.S.-specific core courses (9 credit hours minimum) for a total of at least 18 credit hours.
  2. MUS M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (3 cr.).
  3. SLIS L596 Internship in Library and Information Science (6 cr.). 3 credits will normally be in music cataloging; the other 3 credits may also be in music cataloging or else in music collection development, reference, or technology (P: M539, L520).
  4. SLIS L631 Seminar in Music Librarianship (3 cr.) (P: M539, P or concurrent: L520 or consent of instructor). Music library administration, circulation, collection development, facilities and design, recording collections, reference, and technology; music printing and publishing.
  5. SLIS elective courses sufficient to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

For the requirements for the M.A. in musicology or the M.A. or M.M. in music theory, see the School of Music Bulletin.

Russian and East European Studies (Master of Arts) and Master of Information Science: Study for the two degrees can be combined for a total of 60 credit hours rather than the 72 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately.

Requirements for the Master of Information Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of three SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and four courses from the M.I.S.-specific core for a total of 21 credit hours. For explanations of the common and degree-specific cores, see the section "Degree Requirements" in this bulletin.
  2. SLIS electives (15 cr.), not including SLIS L596 and REEI R620, which are considered part of the Russian and East European Studies degree, chosen in consultation with the advisor, to bring the total of credit hours to 36.

Students take 24 credit hours in Russian and East European Studies, including R600, R601, R620, four area studies courses (one each from the social science group, the historical/ geographical group, the sociocultural group, and the literature group), SLIS L596 (in an area pertinent to REEI), and complete all other requirements for the Russian and East European Studies M.A., including the language proficiency exam, M.A. essay, and oral defense.

Application for admission to the dual M.A./M.I.S. degree program must be made to the School of Library and Information Science for study toward the Master of Information Science and to the Russian and East European Institute for study toward the Master of Arts degree. Applicants must be accepted by both degree programs. The student must select an M.A. essay committee of three faculty members representing both REEI and the School of Library and Information Science. Both degrees will be awarded simultaneously. Consult the IU Graduate School Bulletin for REEI details.

Russian and East European Studies (Master of Arts) and Master of Library Science: Study for the two degrees can be combined for a total of 54 credit hours rather than the 66 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of three SLIS courses from the common core (9 credit hours minimum) and four courses from the M.L.S.-specific core, L520, L524, L526, and L528 for a total of 21 credit hours. For explanations of the common and degree-specific cores, see the section "Degree Requirements" in this bulletin.
  2. SLIS electives (9 cr.), not including SLIS L596 and REEI R620, which are considered part of the Russian and East European Studies degree, chosen in consultation with the advisor, to bring the total of credit hours to 30.

Students take 24 credit hours in Russian and East European Studies, including R600, R601, R620, four area studies courses (one each from the social science group, the historical/geographical group, the sociocultural group, and the literature group), SLIS L596 (in an area pertinent to REEI), and complete all other requirements for the Russian and East European Studies M.A., including the language proficiency exam, M.A. essay, and oral defense.

Application for admission to the dual M.A./M.L.S. degree program must be made to the School of Library and Information Science for study toward the Master of Library Science and to the Russian and East European Institute for study toward the Master of Arts degree. Applicants must be accepted by both degree programs. The student must select an M.A. essay committee of three faculty members representing both REEI and the School of Library and Information Science. Both degrees will be awarded simultaneously. Consult the IU Graduate School Bulletin for REEI details.

SPEA (Master of Public Affairs/Information Systems Management) and Master of Information Science: The dual M.I.S./M.P.A. program addresses the demand for information specialists with public management and problem-solving skills. The program requires completion of a minimum of 69 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously. This dual option is available at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Requirements for the Master of Information Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (6 cr. from L503, L505 or L509) and the M.I.S.-specific core (12 cr.) for a total of 18 credit hours. For explanations of the common and degree-specific cores, see the section "Degree Requirements" in this bulletin.
  2. SLIS elective courses (15 cr.) to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 33.

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required in SPEA. For specific requirements see the entry for the dual M.L.S./M.P.A. program in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Graduate Programs Bulletin.

SPEA (Master of Public Affairs/Information Systems Management) and Master of Library Science: The dual M.L.S./M.P.A. program addresses the demand for information specialists with public management and problem-solving skills. The program requires completion of a minimum of 66 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously. This dual option is available at both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

Requirements for the Master of Library Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 cr.) and the M.L.S.-specific core (9 cr.) for a total of 18 credit hours. For explanations of the common and degree-specific cores, see the section "Degree Requirements" in this bulletin.
  2. SLIS elective courses (12 cr.) to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 30.

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required in SPEA. For specific requirements see the entry for the dual M.L.S./M.P.A. program in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Graduate Programs Bulletin.

SPEA (Master of Planning) and Master of Information Science: The dual M.I.S./M.Pl. program addresses the demand for information specialists with public planning (physical, economic, and social) skills. The program requires completion of a minimum of 69 credit hours of graduate course work. Students must apply for admission to the master's programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and meet the admission criteria established for each. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously. This dual-degree program is available only on the Indianapolis campus.

Requirements for the Master of Information Science degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of SLIS courses from the common core (9 cr.) and the M.I.S.-specific core (12 cr.) for a total of 18 credit hours. For explanations of the common and degree-specific cores, see the section "Degree Requirements" in this bulletin.
  2. SLIS elective courses (12 cr.) to bring the total of SLIS credit hours completed to 33.

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required in SPEA. For specific requirements see the entry for the dual M.I.S./M.Pl. program in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Graduate Programs Bulletin.

return to top



Indiana University
Office of Creative Services
Von Lee 319
517 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408-4060

Last updated: 25 October 2014 00 24 42

Submit Questions or Comments
Copyright 2014 The Trustees of Indiana University