Loyola University Chicago

Dual Degree MA/MLIS in Public History and Library and Information Science


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Degree MA/MLIS in Public History and Library and Information Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Loyola Department of History and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) of Dominican University in River Forest, IL, cooperate to offer a joint program leading to two separate degrees: Master of Arts in Public History and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).

The joining of two applied degree programs, public history and library science, provides interested students with the opportunity to combine historical training with a more focused educational background in archives and library science. The joint program allows students to complete work on the two degrees in a shorter time than if each degree were pursued separately. In addition, it provides a more focused and structured education in archives than either degree program does individually.

Students in the dual-degree program must apply to each program separately and must be accepted as classified students by both programs. Application for admission to the dual degree may be made at any time while students are enrolled in either program. No advance assurance can be given that admission to both programs will be granted.


A total of 54 credit hours is required for the two degrees. A minimum of 30 hours must be taken in the GSLIS at Dominican, and a minimum of 24 hours must be taken in Loyola's history department. Please see Dominican's GSLIS website for information on their course requirements.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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