Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science and NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) offer a dual degree program in which students earn two Master’s degrees. The program prepares students for positions as subject specialists and scholar-librarians for academic and research institutions and the information industry. One of the many advantages of the dual degree is that students take 13 fewer credits than if they take each master’s separately. A major part of the M.S.L.I.S. program is a unique mentoring program with librarians from the NYU libraries and an internship off-campus. The LIU Palmer School program and courses are housed in NYU’s Bobst Library, in the heart of NYU’s Washington Square campus.
Students apply to NYU and LIU separately. Upon admission, students meet with program coordinators in each university to formally enroll in the dual master’s degree program. Financial aid information is available on the respective websites, including the exciting opportunity for Laura Bush 21st Century Library Grant Program.