Degree Programs

Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)

Art History (M.A.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree

This program is designed to prepare students for professional library and information specialist positions in fine arts and related libraries and information centers. The program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours of graduate course work including a comprehensive set of required courses and overlapping electives. Students must apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Fine Arts/History of Art 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:

  1. M.L.S. Foundation courses (15 cr. hours).
  2. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): S521 Humanities Information, S651 Art Librarianship, and S605 Internship in Library and Information Science.
  3. SLIS elective courses (6 cr.) chosen from among S533 Online Searching, S532 Information Architecture for the Web, S652 Digital Libraries, or S633 Indexing.

At least 30 credit hours in the School of Fine Arts are required. Course work must include A575 and no fewer than two seminars in two areas. Also required are four lecture courses at the 400 and 500 levels, at least two of which must be in Western art. See specific requirements under Art History in the University Graduate School Bulletin.

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