Master of Library Science

Program Overview

Steps to Apply

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting 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.
  4. Copy of valid Texas teacher certificate
  5. Copy of official service record for, at least, 2 years of classroom service
  6. Prepare writing sample
  7. Interview

Application Deadlines:

Fall - June 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - March 15

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The Master of Library Science is a 36-credit program designed to prepare school librarians; encourage and support advancement and advocacy of school libraries; 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 lieu of comprehensive examination, students complete a 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 that are in Texas will also have the required coursework necessary to sit for the School Librarian Certification exam. Students interested in the certification must have a valid  PK-12 Texas teaching certificate and two years of classroom experience before taking the exam.

The SHSU Library Science Program accepts those who reside outside of Texas who are NOT seeking Texas certification. Please contact the department for more information.

If you already have a master's degree and are seeking to become a school librarian, we offer a 24-credit The School Librarian Certification.

Academic Advisors

Dr. Karin Perry

Ms. Rebecca Lewis

(936) 294-1151
libraryscience@shsu.edu