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

You must apply for admission to—and meet the admission requirements for—both programs. See our program’s information for domestic students and international students.

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.)

Z521 Humanities Information or Z522 Social Science Information.

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.

Tuition Rates

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

Degree requirements for: Spring 2015 / Fall 2013 / Pre-Fall 2013