Musicology or Music Theory & Master of Library Science

If you love music, a degree in musicology—the scholarly study of music—is a natural fit with your Master of Library Science. The two degrees are great preparation for a career with an academic music library, special collection, or archive. Or you could work in an orchestra library or the music collections at a public library or museum.

You’ll earn the M.A. through the Department of Musicology at IU’s Jacobs School of Music—one of the best music schools in the world. And you’ll earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately.

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 60 Credit Hours)

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

You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.

M.L.S. Additional Requirements (12 cr.)

M.A. Requirements (30 cr.)

The Jacobs School of Music provides information about the M.A. 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.


For more information, contact Keith Cochran, music collection development librarian, at or (812) 855-2974.

IU Resources and Professional Development

Degree requirements for: Spring 2015 / Fall 2013 / Pre-Fall 2013