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Food Studies / Library and Information Science
Dual Degree

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A partnership between NYU Steinhardt's Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and Long Island University’s Palmer School, this dual degree enables you to earn an MA in Food Studies and an MSLIS in Library and Information Science. Given most research centers require librarians to have an MSLIS and a master’s in a subject area, this dual degree provides an efficient career pathway.

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Food Studies and Library Science Dual Master’s

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Combining rigorous course work in food scholarship, library science, information literacy, and selected electives, this dual degree provides the opportunity for you to double your credentials and expand your career options in less time than if you pursued an MA in Food Studies and an MSLIS in Library and Information Science separately.

Students in the MA/MSLIS have the opportunity to supplement their course work by participating in a mentorship program with NYU library subject specialists. These individuals offer professional guidance based on their experiences throughout the duration of your studies.  

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Many academic research institutions require their librarians to have not only an MSLIS degree, but also a master’s degree in a particular subject area. As a result, this dual degree efficiently prepares you for a dynamic career as a food studies specialist, archivist, or scholar-librarian in academic and research institutions, specialized libraries, or information centers.

The MSLIS portion of the joint MA/MSLIS is accredited by the American Library Association.


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