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 allowing students to broaden and deepen their understanding of the governmental structure, institutions, public administration, and political and legal processes, while simultaneously mastering contemporary means of accessing and managing related information.

Department Contact
James Vorbach, Ph.D., Director of Library and Information Science
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. Augustine Hall, Room 408B

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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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Success Story

Pedro Alfonso ’15C
Pedro Alfonso ’15C adapts easily to new places. In fact, when the Los Angeles, CA, native learned he was accepted to St. John’s University, his mother bought him a plane ticket to New York to see if he could handle a weekend in the city alone.