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2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Library & Information Science, M.L.I.S.


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(MLIS)

Students complete the degree online.

All students take a common core of courses:

In consultation with their advisors, students will select additional elective courses to complete their degree requirements.

All MLIS students must meet the following degree requirements:

  • satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours (18 hours of core courses, and 18 hours of elective courses);
  • completion of the degree program in five years. 

The MLIS is a non-thesis degree. Students must complete all core courses with a “B” or better and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all of their coursework in the program to qualify for graduation.

 

Joint Degree Program in History (MA) and the School of Library & Information Science (MLIS)


The department, in conjunction with the School of Library & Information Science, also offers a joint degree program in which a student can earn a Master of Arts degree in history and a Master of Library Science & Information degree simultaneously with the completion of 60 hours. A separate application to the School of Library & Information Science is necessary.

The basic requirements for the joint degree program are the same for the regular non-thesis MA program in the Department of History and the MLIS program in the School of Library & Information Science. The joint degree program, however, has been designed to allow the student to complete the 36 credit hours for the MA and the 36 credit hours of the MLIS by completing a total of only 60 hours.

Elective courses in the School of Library & Information Science eligible for credit for the history MA degree: Any two three-hour graduate level courses focused on history or archives management.

Elective courses in the Department of History eligible for credit for the MLIS degree: Any two three-hour graduate courses at the 7000-level in the Department of History.

 

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