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 different types of information environments.
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); and 4) completion of the Final Exam Portfolio.
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 2024.
Master of Library Science Program of Study (36 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 5023||Information Organization||3|
|LS 5003||Collection Development||3|
|LS 5263||Information Sources and Services||3|
|LS 5383||Library Management||3|
|Library Science Electives|
|12 semester credit hours approved by advisor||12|
For information on the M.L.S. with areas of focus, please see the SLIS website.
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 the Final Exam Portfolio, to be reviewed by the Final Exam Committee.