In collaboration with several other academic units at UW-Milwaukee, SOIS offers students the opportunity to obtain two Master’s degrees concurrently—one in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and one in a subject area.
- The number of degree credits needed for each of the coordinated programs is usually 12 fewer than the sum of the two programs if they were not taken simultaneously. All degree requirements of each component must be satisfied.
- The MLIS portion of the coordinated degrees can be completed online.
- Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree.
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) component of each of the coordinated programs includes 30 credits of SOIS courses. These include the MLIS core courses (12 credits). The remaining 18 MLIS credits are selected from the School’s offerings in accordance with the student’s goals in the coordinated degree program.
MLIS/MA Language, Literature, and Translation
Available to students interested in Linguistics or Spanish, the joint MLIS/MALLT program prepares students for specialized positions in libraries.
An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the coordinated degree department. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.
Students interested in the MALLT/MLIS program will be expected to follow all of the requirements and standards as described in this section of the Bulletin. Nine of the 30 credits normally required for a MALLT degree will be satisfied by courses taken in SOIS. In the coordinated degree program, MALLT thesis option credits will be in addition to the 21 required MALLT credits. Courses in related areas must be approved by the Coordinator of MALLT.
Credits and Courses
Basic Required MLIS Courses
|Foundations of Library and Information Science|
|Organization of Information|
|Information Access and Retrieval|
|Research Methods in Information Studies|
|Other MLIS courses||18|
You must refer to the catalog pages of both individual master's programs to ensure that you meet all requirements for both degrees.