Central Eurasian Studies & Master of Information Science

This dual degree combines the Master of Information Science and the Master of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies, offered by IU’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies. You’ll earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.

The program blends information skills, foreign language proficiency, and area expertise to prepare you for careers at universities, libraries, corporations, archives, digital collections, nonprofits, and governments. The M.A. requires you to choose a region of specialization and language of specialization—qualifications that will help in your job search.

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 54 Credit Hours)

M.I.S. Requirements (18 cr.)

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

M.I.S. Electives (12 cr.)

Choose from information and library science courses.

M.A. Requirements (24 cr.)

The Department of Central Eurasian 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