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Admission Requirements

Students interested in the Dual Degree Program at NYU and LIU apply separately for admission to each school. A student must be admitted to NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) and Long Island University’s Palmer School before they can be considered dual-degree students. Please consult the NYU website ( for admission requirements to the Graduate School of Arts and Science. GSAS requires the GRE examination. The Palmer School requires the GREs or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) for all students with a grade point average below 3.0. GSAS departments each have individual admissions applications deadlines. At the Palmer School we admit throughout the year. For admission requirements to the Palmer School’s M.S. in Library and Information Science degree program, visit the Graduate Programs section of the Palmer School Web site. There is a separate application for inclusion in the Dual Degree Program.

The following admission requirements apply:

While students may take courses at any campus of the Palmer School, all GSAS courses are taught in NYU’s Washington Square Campus in Manhattan. The Palmer School offers all courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science (M.S.L.I.S.) at our NYU Bobst Library location.

Students already enrolled in our M.S.L.I.S. program may apply for the Dual-Degree Program as long as they have completed no more than 15 credits by the time they enter the program. Students with more than 16 credits in the NYU GSAS program can apply to the Palmer School for our traditional Master’s degree.

NYU’s GSAS program requirements can be found on the New York University Web site at

Students are advised to speak with a Director of Graduate Study in the department where they plan to apply before they complete their GSAS application.

After completing 12 credits at NYU and after completing 12 credits at the Palmer School, students in the dual-degree program will:

*Transfer 8 credits from their NYU program to complete the dual-degree requirements for Palmer.

*Transfer 9 credits from their Palmer School program to complete the dual-degree requirements for NYU.

Students are responsible for applying for this transfer of credit and should do so once 12 credits are completed at either institution.


Dual Degree Program students must participate in a one-week intensive orientation to the program. This orientation is offered only at the start of the fall semester. For this reason, students may not be eligible for the Dual Degree Program if they have progressed in their Palmer or GSAS studies before applying for admission to the program. Students already enrolled in either the Palmer School or NYU should consult with an advisor from the dual degree program to be apprised of their eligibility.


Within the dual-degree program, students can complete a concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections or choose a more general M.S.L.I.S. with elective courses in archives, records management, information technologies, subject reference and organization of information.

*Please note* Because the School Library Media Specialist program has a minimum of 6 mandatory courses in addition to the core courses, it is not part of the Dual-Degree Program.