If you are pursuing a career in librarianship, the interdisciplinary nature of this degree provides a strong background, allowing you to demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages and literature.
Students with dual master’s degrees in Comparative Literature and Library Science will be competitive for positions in academic libraries and for certain positions in public libraries. Language skills and a strong liberal arts background are two qualifications sought after by academic libraries.
The joint degree consists of a total of at least 50 credit hours—a minimum of thirty credit hours in Library and Information Science and a minimum of 20 credit hours in Comparative Literature. Students must be admitted by the Comparative Literature department, the Graduate School, and by the School of Library and Information Science.