Law & Master of Library Science

University law libraries are transforming into increasingly comprehensive research centers, and organizations are creating and supporting complex databases for case law. The dual Master of Library Science / Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) will help you thrive in these environments and others, as a law librarian or information specialist.

You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.

The IU Maurer School of Law offers the J.D.

How to Apply

You must apply for admission to—and meet the admission requirements for—both programs. See our program’s information for domestic students and international students.

Requirements (Minimum of 109 Credit Hours)

M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (18 cr.)

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

M.L.S. Additional Requirements (6 cr.)

M.L.S. Electives (6 cr.)

Choose from information and library science courses. Z533 Online Searching and Z640 Seminar in Intellectual Freedom are particularly appropriate.

J.D. Requirements (79 cr.)

The IU Maurer School of Law provides information about the J.D. requirements.


You will graduate after you finish both degrees—the degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Tuition Rates

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.

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