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Library and Information Science and Musicology

24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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Applicants seeking admission to the joint Library and Information Science and Musicology degree program from Catholic University of America will be required to fulfill the admission requirements of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offers a joint degree in music and library science.


Among the requirements for admission to the Departments of Music is the submission of an original research paper on any musical topic. The paper should demonstrate facility with scholarly sources, the ability to formulate an original argument, and strong writing skills. In addition, students will be required to take a Music Theory Placement Examination and to make up any deficiencies so identified by taking one or more graduate review courses before being admitted to graduate courses in music theory. 

Degree requirements

All entering students must also take a Music History Placement Examination and make up any deficiencies with a graduate music history review course before being admitted to most graduate courses in music history. 

A student who is admitted to the M.S.L.I.S. program but not to the M.A. can choose to matriculate only in the Department of Library and Information Science; however, a student admitted only to the M.A. and not to the M.S.L.I.S. cannot matriculate in the Departments of Music without obtaining permission from the musicology faculty, which usually requires the submission of additional application materials.

The joint Library and Information Science and Musicology degree program from Catholic University of America program requires a total of 51 graduate semester hours of credit in the two disciplines: 21 hours in music and 30 hours in library and information science.


We take pride in our accreditation. The Catholic University of America is the only university in Washington, DC with a Library and Information Science Master’s degree fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Our School Library Media program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Content Creation and Management
  • Actionable Intelligence
  • User Interface Design and Evaluation
  • Human Information Behavior
  • Information Architecture and Web Design
  • Database Design and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


51 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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