Degree Programs

Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)

Comparative Literature (M.A.) and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) Dual Degree

This program prepares candidates for positions in academic, research, and other libraries with a humanities orientation. The total program consists of at least 50 graduate credit hours. Students must apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Comparative Literature 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.).
  2. At least 15 credit hours of SLIS elective courses appropriate to the student’s background and interests.

At least 20 graduate credit hours are required in comparative literature course work. The Department of Comparative Literature requires certification in at least two foreign languages, which does not count toward the 20 credit hour total required for the degree. Emphasis in the course work may be in Western literatures, East-West relations studies, Third World literatures, film studies, or studies of the interrelations of the arts (literature, music, the visual arts). For specific requirements see the entry for the Department of Comparative Literature in the University Graduate School Bulletin.

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