The School of Information (iSchool) and the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin offer a dual-degree program leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree in English and the Master of Science in Information Studies (MSInfoStds) degree.
Students in the dual-degree program will be able to complete both degrees in three academic years, which is at least one semester less than it takes to complete the two degrees individually. The overall credit load in the dual-degree program will be reduced from 66 credit hours (30 English + 36 iSchool) to 60 credit hours (30 English, 30 iSchool) through the elimination of duplicative elective coursework. While a student may pursue any of the 15 fields of study available in the Department of English, some areas with particularly strong thematic and methodological overlap with the iSchool include:
- Bibliography and Textual Criticism
- Digital Literacies and Literatures
- Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
- Women, Gender, and Literature
For more information on this dual degree program, please visit https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/ds/graduate/information-studies-and-english-dual-degree.php.