Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Library Science, MLS


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Program Code: MLS_465A
CIP Code: 25.0101

Program of Study for the Master of Library Science in Library Science, General


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores, unless waived.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants who:

  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher; OR
  • Have five or more years’ experience working in a public library or a school, with a supporting letter of recommendation from a supervisor.

Additional Information on Program: Completing this program entitles students to apply for Public Librarian Certification from the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission; in addition, students who hold NC “A” licensure and present passing scores on the specialty area PRAXIS/NTE are entitled to apply for 076 Media Coordinator Licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Students who do not hold a valid North Carolina teaching license will be required to take additional coursework and internship hours in order to seek 076 licensure.

Location: Online

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information


Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program, but requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned bachelor’s degree or 3.3 or higher in an earned graduate degree. No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the program and by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application.  More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Course Requirements for the Master of Library Science


Other Requirements for the MLS


  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Not required
  • Product of Learning: Required

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