Law & Master of Library Science
University law libraries are transforming into increasingly comprehensive research centers, and organizations are creating and supporting complex databases for case law. The dual Master of Library Science / Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) will help you thrive in these environments and others, as a law librarian or information specialist.
You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.
The IU Maurer School of Law offers the J.D.
How to Apply
Requirements (Minimum of 109 Credit Hours)
M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (15 cr.)
You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.
M.L.S. Additional Requirements (6 cr.)
M.L.S. Electives (9 cr.)
J.D. Requirements (79 cr.)
The IU Maurer School of Law provides information about the J.D. requirements.
You will graduate after you finish both degrees—the degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
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
- American Association of Law Libraries scholarships
- Law and Political Science Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
- Law Library at the IU Maurer School of Law
- Legal Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA)