The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
This dual degree program offers a unique opportunity for students interested in the synthesis and comparison of two unique approaches to children's literature to combine their applied work (M.A. in Children's Literature) with their professional credentials (M.S. in Library Services). As children’s literature has re-entered mainstream discussions of both adults and young people’s reading, librarians, teachers, booksellers, writers, illustrators, and publishers are increasingly interested in critical and pragmatic discussions of this diverse and growing body of texts.
The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons has administered a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature for thirty years. The first of its kind, the M.A. in Children's Literature studies historical, critical, and theoretical contexts in works produced for children and young adults. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers specialized literature and services courses to those students interested in increasing their familiarity with these materials with an eye towards professional youth services in libraries. While both graduate degree programs reference the same literary history and body of material, each is characterized by distinct perspectives and methodologies.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 58-60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,175 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999