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Spanish, Library and Information Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
For highly-motivated students, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a dual bachelor and master’s degree program in Spanish and Library and Information Science. The program allows you to complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study, with internships available at the graduate level.

About

The combination of the two degrees will prepare you for a career managing a library, information center, or information system with a global perspective. The cultural and language skills you’ll acquire in Spanish will make you uniquely employable as a librarian or information specialist once you graduate with your master’s degree.

Career Outcomes

The rapid transformation fueled by technological innovation and ever-evolving societal expectations for information is creating new opportunities for information professionals. 

The combined bachelor and master’s degree program in Spanish and M.S. Library and Information Science provides job opportunities from two complementary disciplines. This program prepares you for emerging job opportunities in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings:

  • Archives, museums, and record centers
  • Corporate, business, and legal organizations
  • Government and non-governmental (NGO) institutions
  • Health, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific institutions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Public libraries

In addition to the job opportunities available to a Library and Information Science graduate, your knowledge of Spanish culture and language will uniquely position you as an information professional in special information organizations, such as those focusing on Italian collections, museums, archives, and media. 

In our commitment to preparing you for the evolving workforce, this dual degree program will develop your expertise in some of the most sought-after job skills involving collaboration, communication, knowledge management, advocacy, research, and project management.

While enrolled in the program, you’ll be able to gain real-world experience through an internship, which most employers look for on an applicant’s resume. St. John’s maintains relationships with host sites throughout New York City and beyond to help you find an internship placement that suits your unique interests and career goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Information Organization
  • Introduction to Library and Information Science
  • Information Sources and Services
  • Research and Evaluation Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Official College Transcripts with English Translation
  • An official course-by-course evaluation
  • Foreign credential evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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