Comparative Literature & Master of Library Science

You’ll be able to use your dual Master of Library Science / Master of Arts in Comparative Literature in many ways. Work in an academic library, in roles ranging from online exhibit planning to faculty liaison. Or pursue a career in business, with public libraries, or with other cultural institutions that value the intersection of these disciplines.

First, though, you’ll earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.

The Department of Comparative Literature 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 50 Credit Hours)

M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (15 cr.)

M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (15 cr.)

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

M.L.S. Electives (15 cr.)

Choose from information and library science courses.

M.A. Requirements (20 cr.)

The Department of Comparative Literature 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