Library and Information Science and History

Catholic University of America

24 months
44400 USD/year
44400 USD/year
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The Department of Library and Information Science and the Department of History in the School of Arts and Sciences offer a joint-degree program requiring a total of 51 semester hours of graduate credit, 21 in history and 30 in library and information science.



For the Department of Library and Information Science:

  • Completed online application for admission to graduate studies
  • Official transcripts sent directly from the regionally accredited college or university that awarded the applicant's B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores if applicant earned less than a 3.0 in undergraduate work.
  • A 500-700 word personal statement about how your current and/or past academic and work experiences, including volunteer work, have influenced your ability to become a leader in your field.
  • Three letters of reference from persons who can attest to your ability to perform graduate level studies.

For the Department of History:

  • Standard graduate application form
  • Official transcript of undergraduate grades. It is not necessary for an applicant to have been a history major at the undergraduate level, but ordinarily the department would expect a minimum of 18 undergraduate semester credits in history and 12 in other areas of the social sciences or humanities.
  • The general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (the department does not require the history examination)
  • At least three letters of recommendation — preferably by professors from the applicant's previous academic program — attesting to the applicant's ability to perform graduate-level work.
  • A sample of writing, which should be a research paper on an academic subject, preferably history.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Actionable Intelligence
  • Organization of Information
  • The Rise and Fall of Emperors: Julius Caesar, Charles V, and Napoleon
  • London: From Imperial Metropolis to Global City

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22200 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    44400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22200 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Library and Information Science and History
Catholic University of America