Master of Library Science

The Master of Library Science is designed to prepare competent professionals for school librarianship; encourage and support scholarly research and publications; 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.

Graduates of the M.L.S. program will also have the required coursework necessary to sit for the School Librarian Certification exam. Students interested in the certification must have a valid classroom teaching certificate and two years of classroom experience before taking the exam.

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in library science must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Apply to the School Librarian Preparation Program if seeking Texas School Librarian certification (Instructions)
  4. Pay the $55 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas School Librarian certification
  5. Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution and from other colleges and universities attended, both undergraduate and graduate with a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
  6. A copy of a valid teaching certificate
  7. Teacher Service Record from your school district's Human Resource Department with 2 years of certified teaching experience preferred
  8. Interview

For instructions regarding the program application, please contact the Department of Library Science at (936) 294-1151 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page.

NOTE: Applicants selected after the initial screening will be invited for an online interview.

This 36-hour master's degree provides instruction for the principles and procedures common to school libraries and information centers. The primary mission of the Department of Library Science is the preparation of school librarians for grades P-12.

Master of Library Science
Specified Courses
LSSL 5330Collection Development3
LSSL 5332Organization Of Collections I3
LSSL 5334Infor Services & Resources I3
LSSL 5337School Library Administration3
LSSL 5360Literature For Children3
LSSL 5366Library Internship3
LSSL 5367Research Design & Methodology3
LSSL 5370School Librarianship3
LSSL 5385Lit For Young Adults3
LSSL 5391Dig Tech for the Schl Librar3
LSSL 5396Computer Sci App Librarianship3
Select one elective graduate course in LSSL3
Total Hours36