Dual Master Degree of History and Library & Information Science (HiLS)
Launch a career in museums, archives, or curation.
The Master of History and Library & Information Science (HiLS) dual-degree program is offered jointly by the UMD College of Information Studies (INFO) and the UMD Department of History. It allows students to graduate with both a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and a Master of Arts in History (MA) degree in as little as three years.
Training in history provides students with skills complementary to library and information science—as students will develop the ability to work with, analyze, organize, and manage the data around artifacts. Training in both disciplines also prepares HiLS students for the advocacy work of many information institutions and organizations.
The HiLS program is ideally suited for students interested in gaining a multidisciplinary perspective to research as well as practical hands-on skills in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other information institutions.
Interested in History and Library & Information Science ?
Are you interested in joining the UMD HiLS program? Please connect with our program team! We’d love to hear from you.
Hulton Archives (iStock)
Diana Marsh and Katrina Fenlon are leading this NSF funded project
Alonzo Davis poses for a portrait during a student symposium held on Nov. 20, 2023, at the Driskell Center. (Cecilia Clemens Vargas Lugo/The Diamondback)
Diamondback: UMD Archive Gives Students a Look Into Life, Work of Artist Alonzo Davis (ft. Eric Hung and MLIS Students)December 5, 2023 | Cecilia Clemens Vargas Lugo | Diamondback
MLIS students from the UMD College of Information share the life and work of renowned artist Alonzo Davis