Library & Information Science Archives (MS)/History (MA) Dual Degree
"Simmons is surrounded by so many wonderful historical societies and museums. The richness of the community we're in really contributes to our teaching and the experiences of our students."
Jeannette Bastian, MS Shippensburg University, MPhil Univ. of the West Indies, PhD Univ. of Pittsburgh
Associate Dean, Professor, and Director of the Archives Management Program
Increasingly, archival employers have recognized that archivists use skills that require both technical training and historical knowledge, and they seek applicants with master's degrees in both library and information science and history. To meet the needs of students pursuing these positions, the GSLIS and the Simmons college history department offer a dual-degree program in archives management leading to a master of science in library and information science and a master of arts in history.
Applicants to this 57-semester-hour program must be admitted to both the master's programs of the Simmons College Department of History and to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Concurrent application to both programs is not necessary; however, students must be admitted separately to the history portion of the program.
Please note: The dual degree program in Archives Management and History takes approximately 3 1/2 years to complete.