Journalism & Master of Library Science

How do you seek out the information that people need and connect them with it? That question is at the heart of both the Master of Library Science and the Master of Arts in Journalism, offered by the IU School of Journalism. This dual-degree program prepares you for careers in academic or public libraries, corporations, government institutions, archives, special collections, and news organizations.

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

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

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

M.L.S. Electives (3 cr.)

Choose from information and library science courses.

M.L.S. Additional Requirements (9 cr.)

M.A. Requirements (21 cr.)

The School of Journalism 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.

Professional Development

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