Dual Degree: Master of Library Science and Master of Science in Health Studies

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

Residence Requirement

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.

Final Examination

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)

Required Library Science Courses
LS 5083Foundations of Library and Information Studies3
LS 5053Information Retrieval3
LS 5043Information and Communication Technology3
LS 5003Collection Development3
LS 5363Health Sciences Information Services Management3
LS 5473Health Reference Services and Resources3
LS 5483Patient and Consumer Health Information3
Required Health Studies Course
HS 5413Current Issues in Health Studies3
HS 5353Epidemiology3
HS 6443Foundations of Health Science3
HS 5423Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Health Decisions3
HS 6453Strategies in Health Education Delivery3
HS 5383Program Development and Coordination3
HS 5013Data Collection and Analysis3
HS Elective (speak with advisor)3
Dual Degree Requirements
Graduate Level Statistics Course3
HS 5023Methods in Health Education Research3
LS 5843Practicum3
Total SCHs54