Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (M.A.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree
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 51 credit hours rather than the 66 credit hours that would otherwise be required for the two degrees taken separately. Students must apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department and meet the admissions criteria established for each. 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 (9 cr.): S533, S605 (internship under the supervision of the Latin American Bibliographer—or equivalent experience), and S629 (Topic: Latin American Bibliography). If this course is not offered, students may elect to take a SLIS advanced reference course (S521, S522, S523, S525, or S526) with their course project oriented towards Latin American materials.
- SLIS elective courses (6 cr.).