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Accelerated BA History + MSLis Library & Information Sciences

Earn two degrees in five years with the Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences from the College of Computing and Informatics.

The two programs are a natural fit: the history program focuses heavily on research and experiential learning using both expanding technological tools and Philadelphia's tremendous libraries and archives. Our history majors’ knowledge and skill set feeds well into the MSLIS, which is dedicated to training students professionally to work in libraries, archives and other positions requiring the management of records. The optional MSLIS Concentration in Archival Studies can be especially valuable for students interested in applying their history training to careers in public and private archives, museums, government agencies and other institutions.


  • The program requires at least one co-op because of the importance of experiential learning in library and archival training.
  • Students must have a 3.2 GPA to be considered for this program.
  • As in other accelerated programs, students must have completed 90 credits but not yet 120 credits (and incoming freshmen can be provisionally admitted).
  • Take Hist 296 Research Methods in History in your sophomore year if at all possible.

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Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!