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Library Science, M.L.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The online Master of Library Science degree is designed to prepare competent professionals for school librarianship.

About

The library science courses are founded in a variety of professional library skills and utilize the latest advances in technology and information literacy to prepare students to collaborate with teachers, manage multimedia collections and maintain a successful library. With cutting-edge knowledge of technology and information design, our students graduate as leaders and models, ready to fill any of the many different roles available in a school library, such as school librarian, teacher-librarian, or technology coordinator, to name a few.

Students who already have a masters degree, a valid teaching certificate, and two years of teaching experience may pursue a School Librarian Certification, a 24-hour program available online and on campus.

Accreditation

The College of Education’s Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Collection Development
  • Organization of Collections I
  • Information Services and Resources I
  • School Library Administration
  • Literature for Children
  • Library Internship
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • School Librarianship
  • Literature for Young Adults
  • Computer Science Applications to Librarianship
  • Internet for School Librarians

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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:

    79

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Graduate Application 
  • Application fee
  • Official transcript from the baccalaureate institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If GPA is lower than a 3.0, the last 60 hours of education can be used. 
  • Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas School Librarian certification
  • Apply to the School Librarian Preparation Program if seeking Texas School Librarian certification (Instructions) completed in Tk20 (Watermark)
  • A copy of a valid Texas teaching certificate must be uploaded to Tk20 (Watermark)
  • Teacher Service Record from your school district's Human Resource Department with 2 years of certified teaching experience preferred - must be uploaded to Tk20 (Watermark)
  • Interview 

              Getting a Student Visa

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              Tuition Fee

              • International

                12012 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              • National

                12012 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              • In-State

                10698 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 5349 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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