Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, MA & Library and Information Science, MS

This joint master’s degree includes a program of language and area studies courses leading to an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, as well as a program of study leading to the Master of Science in Library and Information Science. The joint degree matches area expertise with professional education, and prepares students for professional careers in all types of information organizations, including libraries.

The joint degree requires 56 credit hours divided between REEES and iSchool courses. A minimum GPA of 3.25 must be maintained throughout in order to remain in good academic standing.

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Graduate Programs and the Graduate College Handbook.

REES 550Seminar in REEE Studies4
IS 501Information Organization and Access4
IS 502Libraries, Information and Society2 or 4
IS 530Information Needs of Particular Communities (Section C: REEES Bibliography & Research Methods)2 or 4
Core courses in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies, including the thesis option.24
These credits must be earned in at least three different disciplines outside of REEES, with at least one course at the 500-level in addition to the thesis. Hours for the thesis, REES 599, may be included up to a maximum of 8; these hours cannot be counted towards the IS electives described below.
Elective IS courses, at least 12 hours of which must be at the 500-level.16-18
These credits should be selected in consultation with an advisor who is a member of the iSchool faculty.
Electives may include:
International Librarianship
Independent Study
Total Credit Hours:56

Other Requirements

Language Requirement: Third-year competency in Russian or another language of Eastern Europe or Eurasia. Credit hours from language courses do not count towards the degree.
Students in the joint degree must be registered in each program for at least one semester.
Minimum GPA: 3.25