Degree Programs

Dual Degrees and Specializations (for Master's Students)

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

The dual M.L.S./M.A. in journalism program provides excellent preparation for professional library and information specialist positions in news media and in corporate, academic, and public libraries. The program consists of a minimum of 51 credit hours for both degrees. Students must apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Journalism 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. Other required SLIS courses (9 cr.): S533, S525, and either S521 or S522.
  3. SLIS elective courses (6 cr.).

A minimum of 21 credit hours is required in journalism. For specific requirements contact the School of Journalism, and consult the University Graduate School Bulletin.

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