Folklore / Ethnomusicology & Library Science M.L.S.

Folklore / Ethnomusicology & Library Science M.L.S.

Indiana University offers a unique dual degree combining both a Masters of Library Science (M.L.S.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, with a focus in either the Folklore or Ethnomusicology track. Administered in collaboration between the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, this one-of-a-kind joint degree combines appreciation of the range of traditional expressive culture worldwide with tools and methods for the preservation, dissemination, and advancement of cultural knowledge. You’ll benefit from the expertise of top scholars in two departments and graduate in as little as five semesters.

This dual degree requires a total of 51 credit hours (rather than the 60 credit hours needed to earn each M.A. separately):

  • At least 30 graduate credit hours in Library Science
  • At least 21 credit hours in Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Required courses:

  • One of the following: F512, F516, F517, E522, E533, or E714
  • One of the following: F523 or F525
  • Five additional approved courses in the department and a project, thesis or exam

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