Catholic University of America

Department of Library and Information Science
School of Arts & Sciences
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064

Admissions Contact: Bill Kules, Chair
Phone: 202-319-5085
Email: kules@cua.edu

  Library Program website: http://slis.cua.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • The Department of Library and Information Science and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offer a joint-degree program in music librarianship in which students take 30 semester hours of graduate credit in library and information science and 21 hours in the graduate program in musicology. The degrees are conferred simultaneously after all requirements for both degrees have been met.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

    • If a student is not enrolled in the joint-degree program, a maximum of 6 credit hours taken in the School of Music may be counted toward the Master of Science in Library Science degree.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Classes are offered at the Catholic University of America main campus and the Library of Congress. Classes are delivered through face-to-face meetings and a blended format that combines online learning with face-to-face meetings.


Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing
1320 E. 10th St., LI 011
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

Admissions Contact: Corey Tarbell, Director of ILS Graduate Student Services
Phone: 812-855-2018
Email: ilsmain@indiana.edu

  Library Program website: http://ils.indiana.edu/
  Music Program Website: http://ils.indiana.edu/degrees/joint/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

    • Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

  • Dual Degree Program available

    • Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials:

      ILS-Z655 Music Librarianship
      MUS M539 Music Bibliography
      ILS-Z605 Internship
      ILS-Z601 Directed Readings – (for individual projects)
      ILS-Z657 Digital Humanities
      ILS-Z521 Humanities Information
      ILS-Z584 Manuscripts

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (3)

    • MUS M539 Music Bibliography

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • ILS and the IU Libraries host workshops and colloquiums related to all aspects of library and information science.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS)
Graduate School of Education
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo NY 14260-1020

Admissions Contact: Ms. Pat Glinski
Phone: 716-645-2110
Email: gse-info@buffalo.edu

  Library Program website: http://gse.buffalo.edu/lis
  Music Program Website: http://www.music.buffalo.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • Students may enroll simultaneously in the programs in librarianship and music. The MS in Information and Library Science degree requires 36 credit hours; the MA in music history or music theory requires 32 credit hours. Credits may not be shared (“double-counted”) between programs. The program generally requires five semesters and a summer session to complete. Students must be accepted by both the Department of Information and Library Studies and the Music Department.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • The following LIS courses deal exclusively with aspects of music librarianship: Music Librarianship and Music Description and Access. Courses may not be offered regularly.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of Iowa

3087 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Admissions Contact: Carol Ives, Program Administrator
Phone: 319-335-5707
Email: carol-ives@uiowa.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.slis.uiowa.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • There is no formal dual degree program in music and librarianship. Student needs to apply to both graduate programs and receive permission from the departments to continue in both simultaneously.


University of Kentucky School of Information Science

320 Little Fine Arts Library Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Admissions Contact: Ashley DeWitt, Lecturer/Admissions Coordinator for Library Science
Phone: 859-218-2290
Email: infosci@uky.edu

  Library Program website: http://ci.uky.edu/sis/libsci
  Music Program Website: http://finearts.uky.edu/music
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • 36 credit hour online ALA-accredited master’s program. Our university’s graduate school has the option for students to do dual degrees (share 9 hours between programs). Students interested in this option should speak with the admissions staff for their respective programs of interest before submitting their application.

  • Internships and Practicums available

    • While we do not have a specific course related to music and music librarianship, we do allow students to pursue practicums and an independent study option if they so wish.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (0)

    • If a student is dual enrolled, only 9 credits may be shared between two master’s degrees. For traditional library students not enrolled in a dual degree program, up to six hours of cognate area courses may qualify toward the MSLS.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Our MSLS degree is available fully online.


University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School

4217 Helen C. White
600 N. Park St
Madison, WI 53706

Admissions Contact: Tanya Hendricks Cobb, Student Services
Phone: 608-263-2909
Email: student-services@slis.wisc.edu

  Library Program website: https://slis.wisc.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • The iSchool Music double degree prepares students to work as music librarians or music digital resource managers, particularly for positions that require a stronger scholarly music background than a BA in music. Graduating students might be employed in educational, cultural heritage, or commercial environments working with both physical and digital materials. Examples might include: music librarian at an academic institution, librarian or audio resource manager at a museum, or digital audio asset manager for a commercial organization.

      Students completing the double degree program would earn both degrees.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

School of Information Studies
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413

Admissions Contact: M. Linda Barajas, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 414-229-4707
Email: barajas@uwm.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.uwm.edu/sois
  Music Program Website: http://uwm.edu/arts/music/graduate/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

  • Dual Degree Program available

    • A coordinated degree program in music librarianship is offered, combining the MM degree (with a concentration in music history and literature) with the MLIS degree. A total of 54 credits is required, 24 credits in music and 30 in library and information science. Students must meet all admission requirements of the School of Information Studies, the Music Department (Peck School of the Arts), and the Graduate School.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Courses designed specifically for the music librarianship curriculum are Music Librarianship, Music Cataloging, and Fieldwork in Library and Information Services.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available for MLIS courses only. All courses in the music department are offered onsite only.


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