English / Library and Information, M.A. / M.L.I.S.

Admission Criteria

Persons applying to the joint master’s program in English and library and information science must meet the admissions requirements of both the Department of English and the School of Library and Information Science.

Degree Requirements M.A. (28 Hours) / M.L.I.S. (27 Hours)

The joint master’s program is a 55-hour program leading to an M.A. in English and a Master of Library and Information Science. It is administered by a joint committee, which recommends students for admission and approves their programs. Admission is only to the joint program. Neither degree will be awarded separately. If students wish to change from the joint program to the regular degree program in English or library and information science, they must reapply to the particular program they wish to enter.

M.A. in English (28 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Introductory Course
ENGL 700Introduction to Graduate Study of English3
Select one course from each of five course groups:15
Medieval and Renaissance-Nondramatic
British Literature
American Literature Before 1900
20th-Century Literature
Select one course in an allied field 13
Select two Elective Courses6
ENGL 799Thesis Preparation1
Select a reading knowledge of one foreign language
Total Credit Hours28

For example:

M.L.I.S. (27 Hours)

Course Title Credits
ISCI 701Ethics, Values, and Foundational Principles of Library and Information Science Professions3
ISCI 702Community Engagement and Service3
ISCI 703Reference and Instruction3
ISCI 704Leadership in Information Organizations3
ISCI 705Research Design and Evaluation3
ISCI 706Information Organization and Access3
Select Library and Information Science Electives9
Total Credit Hours27