Master of Library Science

Steps to Apply

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  4. Official GRE scores, only if GPA in last 60 hours is below a 3.0
  5. Program Application
  6. Copy of valid teacher certificate

Graduate students may transfer up to 9 hours into the program, but each course must be approved by the professor who is currently teaching the course. Once you have a professor’s approval, the Chair of the Department will initiate the transfer.

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Academic Advisor

Dr. Holly Weimar
(936) 294-1150

Ms. Rebecca Lewis
(936) 294-1151

Graduate Admissions Support

(936) 294-1971

Program Description


The Master of Library Science is a 36-credit program designed to prepare competent professionals for school librarianship; encourage and support scholarly research and publications; promote and participate in faculty growth and development; offer educational services to schools, libraries, and the community; and plan, implement, and evaluate the academic curriculum, teaching effectiveness, physical resources, program policies, and the learning environment.

As part of the program, graduate students are expected to complete an internship. In order to waive this requirement, students must have one year previous qualifying experience in order to eligible. In lieu of comprehensive examination, students complete Portfolio, a competency that must be completed in order to meet the requirements for the Master of Library Science degree.

Graduates of the MLS program will also have the required coursework necessary to sit for the School Librarian Certification exam. Students interested in the certification must have a valid  K-12 teaching certificate and two years of classroom experience before taking the exam.

School Librarian Certification

The School Librarian Certification is a 24-credit hour program designed for students who already have a master's degree and are seeking to become a librarian at the secondary school level. Certification as a School Librarian requires a valid K-12 teaching certificate and two years of classroom teaching experience.

Certificate Requirements



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