Government and Politics/Library and Information Science, Master of Arts/Master of Science

57 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The combination of the M.A. Government in Politics and M.S. Library and Information Science provides students with the opportunity to integrate two complementary bodies of knowledge. The graduate program in government and politics supplements the library science degree by broadening and deepening a student’s understanding of the governmental structure, institutions, public administration, and political and legal processes, while simultaneously mastering contemporary means of accessing and managing related information.

All M.A./M.S. students complete the curriculum requirements for each degree with four exchange courses applying to both programs:

  • GOV 205 Modern Political Research
  • GOV Concentration Course
  • LIS 210 Government Information Sources
  • LIS 265 Online Database Searching and Services

Students must also complete written comprehensive examinations in both areas.

Department Contact
Jeffery E. Olson, J.D., Ph.D., Director of Library and Information Science
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. Augustine Hall, Room 408A

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Admissions Requirement
Students must meet the requirements of admission to both master’s programs. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and at least 18 credits in government and politics or political science are necessary to indicate ability for advanced degree work.

Admissions Contact
Office of Graduate Admission

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