English Dual Program Leading to the M.A. - M.S. in English and Information Science and Policy

Dual Program Leading to the MA/MS in English and Information Science

The Department of English in conjunction with the Department of Information Studies offers a dual degree program combining the M.A. in English and the M.S. in Information Science. By applying six credits in Information Science to the English degree program and seven credits from English to the Information Science program, a student can reduce the total number of credits needed for both degrees to 59. However, faculty responsible for concentrations in both programs may require additional course work. Students may be admitted to a dual master's degree program at the beginning of their graduate studies, but not later than after completing 20 graduate credits applicable to a dual master's degree program. Work done for an awarded master's or doctoral degree may not be used for this program. Students may leave a dual program before completion of both degrees. If the requirements for one degree have been fulfilled, that degree may be awarded. You must be admitted to graduate study in both the M.A. in English and M.S. in Information Science degree programs for the dual degree program.

Program of Study - English and Information Science – 59 credits

English (32 credits)

  1. English (12 credits, minimum): Courses as advised, including:
    1. Textual Practices IA – Eng 500 (4);
    2. One course numbered 600 or above (4);
    3. Eng 699 Master’s Thesis (4); or Eng 698 Master’s Research Tutorial (4) and Examination
  2. Supporting courses (20 credits): Selected subjects in English or other academic fields as advised. Up to 8 credits may be taken in other fields (Information Studies), but this coursework must be approved by the MA Director.

Information Science (42 credits minimum)

  1. Required core courses: Ist 601, 602, 603, 605, 614, Ist 523 for 6 credits (21 credits);
  2. Required internship Ist 668 or independent study Ist 669 (3 credits)
  3. Required research methods and statistics course: Ist 608 (3 credits).
  4. Supporting courses as advised: (15 credits). A maximum of nine credit hours may be taken in other professional and academic fields as advised. Seven credit hours of approved course work in English must be part of the supporting courses sequence.