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MLS/MA On Campus

Library Science and History

The City University of New York

36 months
Duration
855 USD/credit 15390 USD/year
855 USD/credit 15390 USD/year
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About

​The MLS/MA in Library Science and History from The City University of New York is a dual degree offered jointly by the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences (GSLIS) and the History Department.  It is coordinated by the Graduate Advisor for GSLIS and the Director of Graduate Studies in History. 

Overview

The MLS/MA in Library Science and History from The City University of New York offers students the opportunity to develop skills in the methodologies of both library science, including archival and special collections management, and historical research.  

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the program will receive two degrees, one in the Master of Library Science and the other in the Master of Arts in History, and will be well suited for professional careers in academic libraries, museums, oral history initiatives, document conservation, and public or private archives, and for admission into Ph.D. programs in either History or Library Science.

Curriculum

The 54-credit program can be completed in three years of full-time study and up to six years for part-time study.  The first several semesters should focus on the coursework requirements for both GSLIS and History.  Students should consult advisors in either department in selecting courses that are relevant for their research and career goals.  

As part of their elective coursework, they are strongly encouraged to consider internships at local archives, museums, academic libraries, or other relevant institutions, for which either GSLIS or History credit will be awarded.  Students may also consider the GSLIS certificate program in Archives Management in conjunction with the joint degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Technology of Information
  • Fundamentals of Library and Information Science
  • Information Sources and Service: General
  • Research in Library and Information Studies
  • Research and Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

54 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A personal statement, in the form of a cover letter (approximately 500 words in length), explaining how the applicant’s past work has led them to the MLS/MA program, and their professional objectives following completion.
  • An interview is required for admission, and applicants will be contacted after the committee has read their materials.
  • Deadlines may be extended further if spaces remain in the program
  • Letters of Reference - 3

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 36 months.

Resident: 

  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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