• Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
MA - MLIS Joint Program

Students in this joint program will earn both a Master's degree in History and the Master's in Library and Information Science degree. Graduates of the program will subsequently increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce that is able to appraise and describe historical records, create websites, and preserve electronic documents.

Applicants to this 57 credit-hour program must be admitted to both the Library and Information Science and Department of History master’s degree programs. Candidates must complete the required courses for both programs in order to graduate.

Students interested in the archival field may also elect to complete the Archival Administration Graduate Certificate in conjunction with the joint degree program. To earn this certificate, students are required to complete 2 additional courses (6 credits) for a total of 63 credits.

Printable Brochure

In History, students will complete 28 hours of History credits and 7 hours of History credits:

6 Credits of Required History Courses

HIS 7999      Master’s Essay Direction
HIS 7830      Methods and Research and History

22 Hours of electives of which there must be:

A minimum of 3 History courses in major field
A minimum of 2 History courses in minor field
4 History courses must be at the 7000 level
At least one 8000 level History seminar

7 Credits of LIS Elective Courses
Total: 35 hours of study for MA History degree

In Library and Information Science, students will complete 29 hours of LIS credits and 7 hours of History credits:

18 Credits of Required LIS Courses

LIS 6010*      Introduction to the Information Profession
LIS 6080*      Information Technology
LIS 6120        Access to Information
LIS 6210        Organization of Knowledge
LIS 7040        Library Administration and Management
LIS 7996        Research in Library and Information Science

11 Credits of Elective LIS Courses
7 Credits of History Elective Courses

Total: 36 hours of study for the MLIS degree

57 credits total for both degrees - 14 hours are double-counted

3094 FAB 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2525
Fax: (313) 577-6987
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/history
Email: ab3697@wayne.edu