Students interested in the MA/MLIS program are required to choose one of five study concentrations in the Department of English graduate studies program. Those concentrations are:
- Literature and Cultural Theory,
- Rhetoric and Composition,
- Creative Writing,
- Professional Writing, or
- Media, Cinema and Digital Studies
In cooperation with the Department of English, the School of Information Science offers the Master of Library Information Science/Master of Arts (MA/MLIS) coordinated degree program to prepare students for positions as humanities librarians. Students enrolled in this program concurrently pursue an MA degree in English and an MLIS degree. Admission to the MA/MLIS degree is contingent upon acceptance to graduate studies by the Department of English and the School of Information Studies. Therefore, students must apply to both programs as well as to the Graduate School. Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree.
In addition, students are expected to follow all the requirements and standards of the Department of English with one exception: the MA portion of the MA/MLIS degree requires the successful completion of at least 21 credits as opposed to the 24 credit requirement of the standard MA program offered by the Department of English.
Students will indicate their choice of the MA/MLIS degree on the Graduate School admissions application as well as on the application to the Department of English. Study concentration selection must also be indicated on the Department of English admissions application. Check the Admissions page for application deadlines.
Courses must be approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in English.
MLIS Program AdvisorJessica Hutchings
Title: Associate Advisor
Phone: (414) 229-2442
English Program AdvisorDr. Sheila Roberts, Professor
Rm: Curtin Hall 423