Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)
Law (J.D.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree
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 I.U. School of Law. Simultaneous application to the two schools is strongly recommended. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
In addition to the SLIS S401 prerequisite, the requirements for the Master of Library Science (30 credit hours) are:
- M.L.S. Foundation courses (15 cr.).
- Other required SLIS courses (6 cr.): S654 and S525.
- SLIS elective courses (9 cr.), of which S533 and S640 are particularly appropriate.
A minimum of 79 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 IU School of Law Bulletin.