Master of Arts in African American & African Diaspora Studies & Master of Library Science
Opportunities in African American and African diaspora studies continue to grow. In the dual Master of Library Science / Master of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies, you’ll develop the information skills, subject knowledge, and research experience to prepare to work in settings such as academic libraries, digital library projects, special collections, businesses, government offices, and nonprofits.
You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.
IU’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies offers the M.A.
How to Apply
Requirements (Minimum of 58 Credit Hours)
M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (15 cr.)
You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.
M.L.S. Additional Requirements (3 cr.)
M.L.S. Electives (12 cr.)
Choose from information and library science courses.
M.A. Requirements (28 cr.)
The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies provides information about the M.A. requirements.
You will graduate after you finish both degrees—the degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
Different Indiana University schools charge different graduate tuition rates. For dual degrees, you will be coded in one of the two schools and pay that school’s tuition rate. To switch to the other school’s tuition rate, contact that department’s recorder as you near the halfway point in your program.
IU Resources and Professional Development
- African American Studies Librarians Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
- African Studies Program (including language study)
- Archives of African American Music and Culture
- Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
- Black Film Center/Archive
- Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)
- Indiana Black Librarians Network (IBLN)
- Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
- Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library