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New Program: Costume Studies with Library Science, Dual Master's

The Department of Art and Art Professions has partnered with Long Island University’s (LIU) Palmer School of Library and Information Science to offer a dual degree program in Costume Studies and Library Science. In addition to an MA in Costume Studies (ARCS), students can earn a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS), which is accredited by the American Library Association. The program combines the rigorous study of costume studies with professional qualification to give graduates a competitive edge in the evolving fields of information science, digital humanities, curatorial studies, and data archiving.

The new 61-point MA/MSLIS prepares students for highly sought after positions as subject specialists/scholar-librarians in academic and research institutions or as archivists in libraries, museums, publishing houses, fashion companies and other institutions. Dual degree students take 17 fewer points than would be required if they pursued each master’s degree separately.

Learn more about the dual degree.