Sep 24, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin

Dual Master’s Degree Programs


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Two master’s degrees may be required or recommended for work in some specialized libraries or information centers. To help our students meet these specific career goals, Dominican University’s School of Information Studies offers a series of combined-degree programs. This approach allows students to complete work on both degrees in less time than it would take to complete each separately.

Dominican University provides these programs by

  • working in conjunction with another institution, or
  • fostering cooperation between two schools within Dominican University or within SOIS itself.

Dual degree students are simultaneously enrolled in both programs. Upon successful completion, students receive two distinct degrees.

Admission Process

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

MLIS and MSIM


Dominican’s School of Information Studies offers a program leading to two degrees:

  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Information Management

Requirements

  • A total of 54 semester hours is required for these two degrees. All requirements in the combined-degree program must be completed within six years.
  • Of the 54 credit hours, 42 hours will be from the required courses from each degree.
  • The remaining credit hours will come from 12 hours of electives from either degree, with at least 3 credit hours of electives coming from the MLIS degree.
  • This program is not open to students who already have earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree or a Master of Science in Information Management degree.

MLIS and MA in Public History


The School of Information Studies cooperates with the Loyola University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to offer a combined program leading to two degrees:

  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Arts in Public History

Requirements

  • A total of 54 semester hours is required for these two degrees. All requirements in the combined-degree program must be completed within seven years.
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours must be taken in the School of Information Studies.
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours must be taken in the history department of Loyola University of Chicago, with 12 of those hours in specified public history courses.
  • This program is not open to students who already have earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree or a Master of Arts in Public History degree.

MLIS and Master of Divinity


The School of Information Studies cooperates with the McCormick Theological Seminary to offer a combined program leading to two degrees:

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This program is usually completed in approximately three-and-a-half years, with students designing a course of study in conjunction with advisors from each program. The program also includes a course in theological librarianship.

MLIS and MBA


Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business and the School of Information Studies offer a program leading to two degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Requirements

Depending upon an applicant’s previous academic coursework, between 60 and 75 semester hours are required to earn both degrees.

  • Courses which are cross-listed between the schools may count as either BSB or SOIS courses but not as both.
  • Requirements for the combined degrees must be completed within six years.
  • This program is not open to students who have already earned a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Library and Information Science degree.

MSW and MLIS


Dominican’s School of Information Studies and the School of Social Work offer a program leading to two degrees:

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Requirements

  • A total of 78 semester hours is required for these two degrees. All requirements in the combined-degree program must be completed within six years.
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours must be taken in the School of Information Studies.
  • A minimum of 48 semester hours must be taken in the School of Social Work.
  • This program is not open to students who already have earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree or a Master of Social Work degree.

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