MSLIS Joint Degrees

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Do you want to earn two degrees in a shorter period of time, while creating greater depth of expertise? Our joint degree programs allow you to do just that, building on the strength of our top-ranked MS in Library and Information Science (MSLIS).

The iSchool's joint degrees provide the flexibility needed to specifically tailor your program according to your interests and career goals. They also expand your access to course offerings, teaching and research resources, and professional networks. These opportunities allow you to broaden your skills and connections to prepare for career success.

MSLIS + MA in History

The MSLIS and MA in History joint degree program matches expertise in historical research and writing with professional education, and prepares students for professional careers in archives, libraries, museums, historical societies, corporations, and government agencies.

MSLIS + MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

This MSLIS and MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies pairs regional expertise with professional training in informatics as well as information management, preservation, analysis, and strategies, preparing recipients for careers in institutions and organizations, including libraries, where people, knowledge, and technology intersect to address key challenges confronting the contemporary world.

MSLIS + MA in African Studies

The Center for African Studies and the iSchool jointly offer a three-year MSLIS and MA in African Studies. The joint degree matches area expertise with professional education, and prepares students for professional careers in all types of information organizations, including libraries.


The Juris Doctor (JD) and MSLIS degree meets the requirements of the majority of administrative and public service positions in academic law librarianship, which necessitate that employees hold both a master's degree in library science and a law degree.