African Studies & Master of Library Science
Combine your information navigation skills with knowledge and research experience in African studies through the dual Master of Library Science / Master of Arts in African Studies. You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.
The program prepares you for a range of careers. You could work in African studies at a university or library, in business, in international relations for the government, in international development for a nonprofit, and more.
IU’s African Studies Program offers the M.A.
How to Apply
Requirements (Minimum of 56 Credit Hours)
M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (18 cr.)
You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.
M.L.S. Additional Requirements (3 cr.)
M.L.S. Electives (9 cr.)
Choose from information and library science courses.
M.A. Requirements (26 cr.)
The African Studies Program provides information about the M.A. requirements.
You will graduate after you finish both degrees—the degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
Different Indiana University schools charge different graduate tuition rates. For dual degrees, you will be coded in one of the two schools and pay that school’s tuition rate. To switch to the other school’s tuition rate, contact that department’s recorder as you near the halfway point in your program.
IU Resources and Professional Development
- Africana Librarians Council
- African Studies Association
- African studies collection at IU
- Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
- IU Liberian Collections