New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate program in Costume Studies with Library Science


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Degree: M.A. in Costume Studies / M.S. in Library and Information Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

NYU Steinhardt has partnered with Long Island University’s (LIU) Palmer School to offer a dual degree program in Costume Studies and Library Science. In addition to an MA in Costume Studies, you’ll earn an ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS). Save considerable time and money compared to pursuing each master’s degree separately.

The dual program combines the rigorous study of costume studies with professional qualification to give you a competitive edge in the evolving fields of information science, digital humanities, curatorial studies, and data archiving. You'll be prepared for highly sought after positions as a subject specialist/scholar-librarian in academic and research institutions or as an archivist in libraries, museums, publishing houses, fashion companies, and other institutions.


The Costume Studies curriculum emphasizes the relation of fashion and dress to material culture and the fine and decorative arts, and includes core courses as well as electives in exhibition and museum topics, theory and criticism, and the decorative arts. The Library and Information Science curriculum includes coursework in library science, information sources and services, knowledge organization, and research methods.


Choose either a Mentorship Track, where you'll be mentored by subject specialists from NYU Libraries, or an Internship Track, where you’ll pursue interests in archives, media entities, museums, and similar institutions and undertake a series of internships in the NY metropolitan area that reflect your career goals.


Take part in research library boot camps, assessment meetings, and job search guidance. Study in New York City, with access to world-renowned museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Museum of the City of New York, and the New-York Historical Society.


All courses taught at the NYU Washington Square Campus. Study either full or part time.


Generous scholarships available.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): Varies USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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