Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)
Public Affairs (M.P.A.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree
The dual M.P.A./M.L.S. 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 (SPEA) and meet the admission 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.).
- SLIS elective courses (15 cr.).
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.