How to Apply


If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact the Department's Main Office at (940) 565-2445.

Step 1.  Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

Students at Matthews Hall
  1. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School
    • You need to complete the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.  
    • International students should use the International Student application.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  3. The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis. 

    If your overall Bachelor's GPA is below a 3.0 or if your overall Master's GPA is below a 3.5, then you must submit official scores on one of the following entrance exams:​

  4. Application fee ($75.00).

  5. If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship. Contact or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Send the items above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2383

Step 2.  Apply to the College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences:

  1. Complete the Department’s Application for Admission. In order to ensure an expedient admission process, you should complete Step 1a above and the department's Step 2a and 2b concurrently. The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science are accepted at any time.

    • Students seeking any School Library Certification, Graduate Academic Certification, or Certificate of Advanced Studies will also need to complete the Department’s Application.

  2. In order to complete the Application you will need:
    • A statement stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program.  In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in the field, your short– and long–term goals, the strengths that you would bring to the information profession, and how our program will help meet your career and educational objectives.
    • A resume of both your academic and professional careers.
    • Collecting the information above will help you quickly complete the Application.
  3. You must have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted for you.  Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form listed below.
    • Please print and fill out the top portion of the recommendation forms and give them to your recommenders, along with a pre–addressed stamped envelopes to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • Recommendation Form (pdf)

Submit the recommendation letters to:

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Attn: Admissions and Advising
3940 N. Elm St., Suite C232
Denton, TX 76203

or fax to:


or email as attachments to:

Step 3.  How will my Application be processed:

When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

  1. You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available core course(s).

  2. You will be added on to our email listserv through which you will receive regular information about your cohort and Web Institute.

  3. Being added to the email listserv means that we are holding a place for you in the Web Institute, but you still need to register for the course and pay your fees.

  4. Those who have been added to the email listserv will have first priority when registering for classes. Other students will be allowed to register as space permits or will be put on a waiting list.

  5. If your application is not complete, you will be notified in a letter of any outstanding items missing from your application.

  6. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a letter that includes an assignment to an advisor based on your intended Program of Study.

  7. In order to register, you will need to fill out an online advising form and send it to your advisor.

  8. All new students (except School Librarianship Program of Study) begin the Master’s Program with the following courses: INFO 5000 – Information and Knowledge Professions, this course may be taken with either/or INFO 5600 – Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry and/or INFO 5200 – Information Organization.  See the course descriptions in the Official UNT Graduate Catalog for more information.  Core courses: INFO 5000, INFO 5600, and INFO 5200 are offered in a Web Institute format (2 meeting days for each core course with the balance online for the remainder of the semester), or in a traditional classroom setting depending on the semester and the venue.

  9. Admission into the Web Institutes are limited and completed applications will be considered on a first–come, first–served basis. It is recommended that prospective students apply for admission to the Web Institutes at least 4 - 6 months prior to the beginning of your proposed first semester, though we will endeavor to admit all students up to the start of the Web Institutes.

  10. All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging into myUNT, UNT's online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make fee payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located at the UNT Registrar.

  11. You should verify that your computer hardware and software is up–to–date.