Music Librarianship, MS/MA

Through a collaboration agreement between the Department of Information Science and the Music Department, you can earn two master's degrees: a master of science (MS) degree in information and library science, and a master of arts (MA) degree in music with a concentration in either music history or music theory. You will gain first-hand experience of practical and theoretical matters to help you in the real-world setting of a functioning music library.

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Why Music Librarianship at UB?

The features of our collaboration agreement include:

  • accelerated course of study, allowing for the completion of both degrees in four years, rather than the four and a half to five years traditionally required to earn both degrees individually
  • accreditation by the American Library Association, which makes your degree more valuable
  • flexibility with course delivery options (on campus, online or hybrid); enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and varied course times (evening classes available) 
  • practica, special projects and directed study courses to gain real-world experience
  • student-centered learning experiences including student groups and chapter activities, departmental seminars and opportunities to serve on committees to enrich learning and networking

Program Overview

Academic credentials granted Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
Credits required for completion 36
Time to completion 4 full-time semesters
Course delivery options On campus, online or hybrid
Careers Examples include:
  • information-intensive organizations
  • traditional libraries
Application deadline Rolling admissions
Questions about the program?
Brenda Battleson-White

Program Director
Department of
Information Science
545 Baldy Hall


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Graduate School of Education
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