Joint MA in Library and Information Science and Graduate Certificate in Book Studies

Joint MA in Library and Information Science and Graduate Certificate in Book Studies

The joint MA/Certificate prepares students for careers in Special Collections librarianship while training them in the production and legacy of the book as a physical artifact. The program requires admission to both the School of Library and Information Science and the Center for the Book certificate program. Application procedure for SLIS can be found here and the certificate procedure here.

The double credential BLIS program requires 51 semester hours of coursework. Students must take at least 27 hours of SLIS courses and 15 hours of book arts, studies, and technologies courses. The remaining 9 hours may be taken in either SLIS or the UICB, or from another unit (provided these remaining credit hours meet the approval of SLIS or UICB advisors).

The 15 hours within the Center are to be divided as follows: one course (three credits) within our studio-based classes, one course (three credits) within scholarly inquiry offerings, and one course (three credits) within our material analysis area. The final courses (six credits) are electives within the UICB area of the student’s choosing.

A list of UICB courses can be found here and a list of SLIS courses can be found here.