New York University has partnered with Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science to offer a rigorous integration of subject expertise and professional qualification in the fields of information science, digital humanities, and data archiving. Students accepted into the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or certain programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and LIU’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science have the opportunity to participate in the Dual Degree program.
The Dual Degree program allows students to complete fewer credits in each program and provides access to both NYU and LIU resources and facilities, as each student is enrolled in both schools. The program typically takes two years. In a given semester, students can take courses at both institutions or only one. As part of the program, students are required to enroll in the Dual Degree Mentorship course (LIU course LIS 785) during the first semester of the program.
Specific NYU graduate programs participate in the Dual Degree program. These include all schools and departments within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Information about each program’s implementation of the Dual Degree program can be found here:
Application requirements and deadlines are dependent upon each specific NYU program. You can read more about their admissions processes here:
The mentorship program at NYU Libraries is a required component of the NYU-LIU Palmer Dual Degree program. The mentorship program course, LIS 785, is a 4 credit pass-fail class.
Participation is for two consecutive semesters (no summer sessions), and each semester requires a time commitment of 60 hours from each student.
The program is designed to provide NYU/LIU Palmer Dual Degree students with an introduction to research libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions and the services they provide, while also giving the students concrete experiences that translate into employable skills and the guidance of an experienced personal mentor.
More information can be found on the Mentorship Program website.