Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)
Russian and East European Studies (M.A.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree
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.
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 electives (15 cr.), not including SLIS S605 and REEI R620 (SLIS S629), which are considered part of the Russian and East European Studies degree, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
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 S605 (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 University Graduate School Bulletin for REEI details.