LS graduate students must be enrolled in a course during the semester that they satisfactorily complete the Portfolio. Portfolio is a competency, in lieu of comprehensive examination, that must be completed in order to meet the requirements for the Master of Library Science degree.
Every graduate program requires a final product for its course of study. Historically, the Department of Library Science has utilized a written comprehensive exam, followed by an oral review and, most recently an electronic portfolio. For the electronic portfolio students are expected to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the body of knowledge gained during their courses in the MLS program.
Graduate students who are in their last semester of coursework should apply for portfolio. To apply for portfolio, complete the application below. Graduate students who DO NOT apply for portfolio will NOT have their portfolios taken under consideration. In other words, you must apply for portfolio the semester that you intend to graduate so that your portfolio will be graded, and you will be eligible to meet the requirements for graduation should you meet the requirements of portfolio.
The application is provided in two forms: PDF and Word. Click on the appropriate link to access the application.
Due Dates for the Application to Begin Work on Portfolio:
- Fall Semester - September 15
- Spring Semester - January 30
- Summer Semester(s) - June 10
For information regarding due dates for portfolio submission for grading, contact your advisor or the department chair, and read LIB_SCI for important updated information.
IMPORTANT: Graduate students must submit the required information for their completed portfolio for grading to SHSU Online and Tk20 by the due date.
For more information about portfolio, contact your advisor or the department chair.