The Department of Library and Information Science and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offer a joint-degree program in music librarianship in which students take 30 semester hours of graduate credit in library and information science and 21 hours in the graduate program in musicology.

Joint-degree programs provide students with opportunities to combine work in two disciplines in order to acquire competence in specialized areas of library and information science. In general, such programs allow students to obtain two graduate degrees sooner than they could acquire each independently. Applicants for joint degrees must submit one online application to the University, noting the student's intention to acquire both degrees. Be sure to submit all required documents for both programs because application requirements for each program may differ. Joint degrees are conferred simultaneously after all requirements for both degrees have been met.

Requirements

For the Department of Library and Information Science:
  • Completed online application for admission to graduate studies
  • Official transcripts sent directly from the regionally accredited college or university that awarded the applicant's B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores if applicant earned less than a 3.0 in undergraduate work.
  • A 500-700 word personal statement about how your current and/or past academic and work experiences, including volunteer work, have influenced your ability to become a leader in your field.
  • Three letters of reference from persons who can attest to your ability to perform graduate level studies.

For the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music:

  • Submission of an original research paper on any musical topic.
  • Music Theory Placement Examination
  • Music History Placement Examination

Requirements

  • 30 semester hours in library and information science and 21 hours in musicology.
  • The successful completion of a foreign language examination or successful completion of a reading course in a foreign language is required for the M.A. degree.
  • Comprehensive examinations are required for both the M.A. and the M.S.L.I.S. degrees.