Master of Information Science & Master of Library Science

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

DUAL: M.I.S. and M.L.S.  requirements as of Spring 2015

The program requires 54 credit hours of coursework and a digital literacy requirement.

The Master of Information Science / Master of Library Science dual degree gives you wide-ranging skills and experience in shaping how people use information—expertise that will become more and more valuable as your career continues. You could work for an academic library, a business, a nonprofit, or the government—in other words, just about anywhere.

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

How to Apply

See our application information for domestic students and international students.

If you are already pursuing one of these degrees, you can petition in writing to be admitted to the dual-degree program. The petition must include a statement of your personal goals, in which you describe your academic and career objectives in at least 500 words.

M.I.S. Requirements (18 cr.):

M.L.S. Additional Requirements (18 cr.):

Complete one course from each of the foundation areas below.

Electives (18 cr.):

  • Flexible, creative, rich electives are offered. Your choices include:

Grade Requirement

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for graduation.
Courses in which you receive a grade lower than C (2.0) will not count toward requirements for any ILS degree. An elective course in which an unacceptable grade is earned either must be repeated or another course must be taken in its place. Repeating a course in which you received an unacceptable grade or taking another in its place does not remove the credit points for that course from your cumulative GPA. All grades received in ILS courses will be counted in the ILS and IU GPA.


You will graduate after you finish both degrees. The degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Professional Development

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