Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)
Master of Information Science (M.I.S.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree
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 credit hours required if the degrees were undertaken separately. In addition to the S401 requirement, students must complete the following according to the guidelines under the individual degrees:
- M.L.S. Foundation credits (15 cr.)
- M.I.S. Foundation courses (21 cr.)
- Electives (24 cr.)
The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously. Students admitted to one degree program may petition in writing for admittance to the second master’s degree program. The petition (minimum 500 words) is an update to the original personal goals statement, and should describe academic and career objectives.