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.


All ILS degree requirements are listed in the SICE academic bulletin, located at https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/. To review your specific requirements, choose the bulletin that represents the year you started, or plan to start, your program.

M.A. Requirements

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.

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