Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship

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The post-master’s Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship provides the knowledge and skills to be competent in practicing evidence-based librarianship in the health profession. The curriculum consists of the fundamental knowledge of library science and focuses on resources and services in health science librarianship, with a capstone practicum in a health science library or information center. The Post-Master's Certificate program is available entirely online.  

The Post-Master's Certificate is for those interested in becoming:

  • a health science librarian
  • a manager in a health science or nursing facility
  • an evidence-based practicing professional in a health science or nursing facility
  • a faculty member in health science librarianship

Total hours: 21 for those without the M.L.S. degree; 12 for those holding the M.L.S.

Program Requirements

Applicants for the post-master's certificate program must meet one of the following two conditions:

  • Possession of a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in a discipline in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Library Science; OR
  • Admission to a graduate degree program in the TWU College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, or School of Library and Information Studies.

For students with a master’s degree, a Post-master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship is awarded when the student completes all course requirements for the certificate program. For students pursuing a master’s degree concurrently, the certificate is awarded after the student completes all requirements for the graduate degree.

The curriculum for the certificate program consists of three required library science courses, three required courses in health science librarianship, and one required practicum as the capstone course.

Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship Program of Study (21 semester credit hours)

Required Library Science Courses (for those without the M.L.S. degree)
LS 5083Foundations of Library and Information Studies3
LS 5053Information Retrieval3
LS 5043Information and Communication Technology3
Required Health Informatics Courses
LS 5363Health Sciences Information Services Management3
LS 5473Health Reference Services and Resources3
LS 5483Consumer Health Information Resources3
Required Practicum
LS 5843Practicum (Evidence-Based Practice in a health science library)3
Total Semester Credit Hours21