Master of Library Science
The Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree is available entirely online and is designed to prepare professionals to work in information environments including:
- Academic libraries
- Public libraries
- School libraries
- Corporate and other special libraries
This preparation is achieved by: 1) the acquisition of knowledge in a set of courses basic to an understanding of library and information studies; 2) advanced instruction in courses selected according to the student's career goals; 3) completion of a practicum or internship (may be waived if the student has had comparable and substantial experience in a library or other information environment, to be replaced with an advisor approved elective).
The Master of Library Science degree program at Texas Woman's University is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation , with the status of Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2017.
Master of Library Science Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|LS 5083||Foundations of Library and Information Studies||3|
|LS 5053||Information Retrieval||3|
|LS 5043||Information and Communication Technology||3|
|LS 5003||Collection Development||3|
|LS 5023||Information Organization||3|
|LS 5263||Information Sources and Services||3|
|LS 5383||Library Management||3|
|Library Science Electives|
|12 semester credit hours approved by advisor||12|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||36|
A cumulative B average must be maintained. Any course with a grade of C cannot be applied toward the student’s degree. Students are allowed to repeat a course once to improve a grade. No graduate library science course may be taken more than twice.
The Final Exam comprises submission of a professional portfolio, to be reviewed by the Final Exam Committee.