In collaboration with several other academic units at UW-Milwaukee, SOIS offers students the opportunity to obtain two Master’s degrees concurrently—one in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and one in a subject area.

Degree Requirements
The number of degree credits needed for each of the coordinated programs is usually 12 fewer than the sum of the two programs if they were not taken simultaneously. All degree requirements of each component must be satisfied.
The MLIS portion of the coordinated degrees can be completed online.

MLIS Component
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) component of each of the coordinated programs includes 30 credits of SOIS courses. These include the MLIS core courses (12 credits). The remaining 18 MLIS credits are selected from the School’s offerings in accordance with the student’s goals in the coordinated degree program.

The current coordinated degree programs include:

MLIS/MS Anthropology

The MLIS/MS Anthropology Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions as curators of museum libraries; and as information specialists and researchers for local history collections and state historical societies. Students will acquire skills in ethnographic research and will be prepared to handle the information sources and services in the fields of anthropological and genealogical studies, as well as museum, library and gallery management.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MS Anthropology – 21 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously. More details on these plans can be found on the MS Anthropology website (http://uwm.edu/anthropology/graduate/ms-program/ ) and the UWM Graduate School website  ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/anthropology/ )

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of Anthropology. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
Anthropology Program Advisor
J. Patrick Gray
: 414-229-4822
: jpgray@uwm.edu
 MS Anthropology Admissions Information
MLIS/MA English

The MLIS/MA English Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions as humanities librarians.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MA English – 21 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously.
Students interested in the MLIS/MA English program are required to choose one of five plans of study in the Department of English. Those plans are: Literature and Cultural Theory; Rhetoric and Composition; Creative Writing; Professional Writing; or Media, Cinema and Digital Studies. More details on these plans can be found on the MA English webiste (http://uwm.edu/english/graduate/ ) and the UWM Graduate School website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/english/ ).

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of English. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
English Program Advisor
Dr. Jason Puskar, Associate Professor
: 414-229-4637
: puskar@uwm.edu
 MA English Admissions Information
MLIS/MA Language Literature and Translation

The MLIS/MA Language Literature and Translation Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for specialized positions in a variety of libraries or as curators of special subject collections. Librarians and information specialists with foreign language and literature backgrounds are needed to provide information services to all types of academic and special library users, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, researchers and other scholars. Public and private research centers will be interested in employing graduates with expertise in information sources and services with a subject background in foreign language and literature.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MALLT – 21 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously.
More information about the MALLT program can be found on the MALLT website (http://uwm.edu/language-literature-translation/graduate-program/plan-of-study/ ) and the UWM Graduate School website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/language-literature-translation/ )

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of Language, Literature and Translation. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
MALLT Program Advisor
Dr. Michelle Bolduc
: 414-229-3346
: mbolduc@uwm.edu
 MALLT Admissions Information
MLIS/MS Geography

The MLIS/MS Geography Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions as map librarians. Graduates of the program are qualified to assume positions as curators and staff in map collections of universities, governmental agencies, and industry. In cases where map collections are not of sufficient size to warrant separation as distinct collections, knowledge of how to store, classify, and retrieve maps will be a valuable set of skills which enhance the qualifications of any information professional.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MS Geography – 24 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously.
The MA in Geography normally has a minimum requirement of 24 credits in geography. For the coordinated MA Geography/MLIS degree program, however, students can substitute 6 credits in INFOST courses for 6 credits of geography. This program, therefore, requires a total of 48 credits. Students must complete the 30 credits required for the MLIS degree and the 18 credits in Geography. More information about the MS Geography requirements can be found on the MA Geography website ( http://uwm.edu/geography/graduate/degree-program/mamlis-coordinated-degree-program/  ) and the UWM Graduate School website (http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/geography/).

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of Geography. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
Geography Program Advisor
Woonsup Choi
: 414-229-2671
: choiw@uwm.edu
 MS Geography Admissions Information
MLIS/MS Health Care Informatics

The MLIS/MS Health Care Informatics Coordinated Degree Program is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical exposure to the evolving field of healthcare informatics as practiced in hospitals, clinics, professional offices, corporations, the government, the insurance industry, and higher education.

The goal of the Program is to prepare Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students for careers in health care informatics, and be able to assume roles as clinical informationists. For the M.S. Health Care Informatics (HCI) students, the coordinated degree program will introduce a new content area that is vital to the health care community. The HCI students will, in addition, develop the skills to access and synthesize the large amount of scientific knowledge necessary to support clinical care

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MS HCI –  29 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously. More information about the MS HCI requirements can be found on the HCI website
( http://uwm.edu/healthsciences/academics/masters-health-care-informatics-and-master-of-library-information-science/ )
 and the UWM Graduate School website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/health-care-informatics/ )

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the College of Health Science. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
HCI Program Advisor
Rohit Kate, Associate Professor
: 414-229-4216
: katerj@uwm.edu
 College of Health Sciences
MLIS/MA History

The MLIS/MA History Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions in large libraries, archives, historical agencies, and fields related to digital history. With an increasing number of institutions seeking professionals with academic backgrounds in more than one field, a coordinated degree can give graduates an advantage in the job market.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MA History – 24 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously.
In order to complete the program in 54 credits, students must take specified archival studies courses and choose to take the proficiency or comprehensive exam in both programs rather than a thesis option. For complete details on the MA History requirements please visit the MA History website ( http://uwm.edu/history/graduate/ma-program/coordinated-ma-mlis/ ) and the UWM Graduate School website (http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/history/ )

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of History. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
History Program Advisor
Dr. Joseph A Rodriguez, Professor
: 414-229-3963
: joerod@uwm.edu
 MA History Admissions Information
MLIS/MM Music

The MLIS/MM Music Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions as music librarians. Hundreds of colleges, universities, and public libraries possess sizable music collections and there are libraries devoted specifically to music, music research, or both. Music publishers, as well as symphony orchestras, have their own librarians. Whether for the research needs of scholars, for the practical needs of performers, or for questions from the general public, music libraries call for specially trained librarians who possess advanced knowledge and skills in both music and librarianship. There is a growing need to train information professionals to manage these collections.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MM Music – 24 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously. Students complete all the requirements for the Master of Music (with a concentration in music history and literature). The requirements vary from person to person depending on previous coursework; it is necessary for individuals to consult with the Coordinator of the Graduate Music Program to determine the requirements. More details on the the MM Music concentration in Music History and Literature can be found on the MM Music website (http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/music/mm/) and the  UWM Graduate School website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/music/ ).

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of Music. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
Music Program Advisor
Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer
: 414-229-2286
: tpnoonan@uwm.edu
 MM Music website
MLIS/MS Urban Studies

The MLIS/MS Urban Studies Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions in major urban public libraries and in the information and research centers of universities and federal, state, and local governments, and research institutions. Students will graduate from the program with a strong background in history and current policy issues of urban communities, familiarity with the diverse client groups comprising urban communities, an understanding of the role and management of public service institutions, and skills in program development, needs assessment, and program evaluation and skills in the methods of policy research.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MS Urban Studies – 24 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously. 21 of the 24 credits, including the optional 3 credits for a master’s thesis, required for the Urban Studies portion of the joint degree are taken within USP. All courses in related areas and any exceptions to the 21 credit rule must be reviewed by the Coordinator of Urban Studies. All courses selected are expected to be consistent with the objectives of the Urban Studies program. More details on the the MS in Urban Studies can be found on the Urban Studies Graduate Program website (http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/urbanstudies/graduate/index.cfm) and the UWM Graduate School website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/urban-studies/ )

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
Urban Studies Program Advisor
Dr. James Harris, Associate Director
: 414-229-4629
: jmh@uwm.edu
 MS Urban Studies website
MLIS/MA Women's & Gender Studies

The MLIS/MA Women’s & Gender Studies Coordinated Degree Program prepares students for positions as information specialists in institutions of higher learning, libraries and research centers which frequently require a subject masters in addition to an MLIS. Students will acquire skills in information organization and retrieval and will be prepared to handle the information sources and services in the area of Women’s & Gender Studies. Students will become knowledgeable about relevant information seeking behavior and broader policy issues, and familiar with research, issues, and scholarship in the interdisciplinary fields of Women’s & Gender Studies.

Credit Requirements

MLIS – 30 Credits MA Women’s & Gender Studies – 24 credits
Candidates for the coordinated degree program will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Degrees will be awarded simultaneously. More details on the the MS in Urban Studies can be found on the Women’s & Gender Studies website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/womens-gender-studies/ ) and the UWM Graduate School website ( http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/womens-gender-studies/ )

Admission

An applicant must meet the UWM Graduate School requirements plus all admission requirements of both the School of Information Studies and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program. Please review the admission details of each program and contact an advisor with any questions.

MLIS Program Advisor
Twyla McGhee, Graduate Advisor
: (414)229-2902
: twyla@uwm.edu
 MLIS Admissions Information
MA Women’s & Gender Studies Advisor
Gwynne Kennedy, Director of Graduate Studies
: 414-229-5918
: gkennedy@uwm.edu
 MA in Women’s & Gender Studies