Public History / Library and Information Science, M.A. / M.L.I.S.


Persons applying to the joint master’s program in public history and library and information science must meet the entrance requirements of both the Department of History and the School of Library and Information Studies. Note: The Department of History admits students only once a year, for the spring semester; contact the Department of History for details.

Degree Requirements M.A. (30 Hours) / M.L.I.S. (30 Hours)

Students earn both the Master of Arts in Public History and the Master of Library and Information Science upon successful completion of 60 hours of course work consisting of 30 hours in each area (earning both degrees separately would require 72 hours of graduate credit).

Courses Required for the Library and Information Science, M.L.I.S.

Course Title Credits
ISCI 701Ethics, Values, and Foundational Principles of Library and Information Science Professions3
ISCI 705Research Design and Evaluation3
ISCI 797Selected Topics in Librarianship and Information Services1-3
Select three hours of elective specialization courses3
Select three hours of internship in libraries, archives, museums, records management settings, or historical agencies3
Total Credit Hours13-15

Courses Required for the Public History, M.A.

Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses21
Historical research methods
Archival administration
Historical editing
History of historical writing
Two courses and a research seminar in the student’s minor field of study
Elective Specialization Courses6
Oral Comprehensive Examination
Total Credit Hours27