Folklore and Ethnomusicology & Master of Information Science

How can cultural heritage be preserved? What kinds of databases are needed to record seldom-used and disappearing languages, alphabets, and vocabularies? What global initiatives can help with countries that have experienced disasters?

This dual degree will prepare you to answer these questions and many more. It combines the Master of Information Science and the Master of Arts in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, offered by IU’s Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

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 51 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 (21 cr.)

The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology 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

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