Dual Degree: Master of Science in Health Studies and Master of Library Science
Graduates of the dual degree program will earn two degrees: the Master of Library Science and the Master of Science in Health Studies. The degree programs are available entirely online.
The Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree prepares professionals for leadership roles as information specialists in hospitals, medical centers, medical schools, nursing colleges, and other public and private agencies. The Department of Health Studies, College of Health Sciences, prepares students for leadership positions in the disciplines of health education and health promotion.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
54 semester credit hours consisting of:
- 21 semester credit hours of Library Science courses
- 24 semester credit hours of Health Studies courses
- 9 semester credit hours of Dual Degree courses
Successful completion of new HS student online orientation during the first year in the program.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
Health Studies: A written comprehensive core project on the core coursework is required. The project will be included as a portion of HS 5383. Final Project passing grade will be a minimum of 80%. The course may be repeated once if the minimum passing grade is not achieved.
Library Science: The SLIS Final Exam comprises submission of the Final Exam Portfolio, to be reviewed by the Final Exam Committee.
Dual Degree: Master of Science in Health Studies and Master of Library Science Program of Study (54 semester credit hours)
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Required Library Science Courses|
|LS 5083||Foundations of Library and Information Studies||3|
|LS 5053||Information Retrieval||3|
|LS 5043||Information and Communication Technology||3|
|LS 5003||Collection Development||3|
|LS 5363||Health Sciences Information Services Management||3|
|LS 5473||Health Reference Services and Resources||3|
|LS 5483||Consumer Health Information Resources||3|
|Required Health Studies Course|
|HS 5413||Current Issues in Health Studies||3|
|HS 6443||Foundations of Health Science||3|
|HS 5423||Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Health Decisions||3|
|HS 6453||Strategies in Health Education Delivery||3|
|HS 5383||Program Development and Coordination||3|
|HS 5013||Data Collection and Analysis||3|
|HS Elective (speak with advisor)||3|
|Dual Degree Requirements|
|Graduate Level Statistics Course||3|
|HS 5023||Methods in Health Education Research||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||54|