English & Master of Library Science

Information and language go hand in hand. The dual Master of Library Science / Master of Arts in English will make you an attractive hire for academic libraries and—depending on the position—public libraries, nonprofits and government offices with cultural responsibilities, and even businesses.

You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.

The Department of English 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 54 Credit Hours)

M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (18 cr.)

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

M.L.S. Additional Requirements (3 cr.)

Z521 Humanities Information

M.L.S. Electives (9 cr.)

Choose from information and library science courses.

M.A. Requirements (24 cr.)

Learn about the M.A. in English requirements in the University Graduate School Bulletin.


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.

Professional Development

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