African Studies & Master of Library Science

Combine your information navigation skills with knowledge and research experience in African studies through the dual Master of Library Science / Master of Arts in African Studies. You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.

The program prepares you for a range of careers. You could work in African studies at a university or library, in business, in international relations for the government, in international development for a nonprofit, and more.

IU’s African Studies Program 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 56 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 (26 cr.)

The African Studies Program 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