Latin American & Caribbean Studies & Master of Information Science
This dual Master of Information Science / Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies blends information skills and area expertise, giving you valuable cultural understanding as you contribute to the rapidly evolving intersection of society and technology.
You’ll also earn two degrees in fewer credit hours—and less time—than it would take to earn them separately. And the program prepares you for careers at universities, libraries, corporations, archives, digital collections, nonprofits, and governments.
IU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers the M.A.
How to Apply
Requirements (Minimum of 54 Credit Hours)
M.I.S. Requirements (18 cr.)
- M.I.S. Foundation Requirements (18 cr.)
You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.
M.I.S. Additional Requirements (9 cr.)
- Z533 Online Searching (3 cr.)
- Z605 Internship in Library and Information Science (3 cr., under the supervision of the Latin American bibliographer) or an equivalent experience
- Z629 Topics in Information Sources and Services (3 cr.). Topic: Latin American bibliography. Alternatively, you may elect to take an ILS advanced reference course (Z521, Z522, Z523, Z525, or Z526) and do a course project involving Latin American materials.
M.I.S. Electives (3 cr.)
Choose from information and library science courses.
M.A. Requirements (24 cr.)
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 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.