Master of Science in Library Science
The Master of Science with a major in Library Science (MS-LS) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for them to function as information professionals in a variety of libraries, including public libraries, academic libraries, or special libraries maintained by government agencies, corporations, law firms, medical centers, or museums. Students earning this degree will be prepared for a wide range of careers, such as reference librarian, technical services librarian, youth and children's librarian, archivist/special collections librarian, electronic resources librarian, cataloging/metadata librarian, instructional services librarian, law/legal librarian, digital/data curation librarian, etc.
Benefits of this Program
- Earn a Master's Degree online (full-time or part-time)!
- Increase your options and competitive edge in the workforce when you complete the program.
Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?
Our online program is the solution.
- Convenient. Earn a Master's Degree online!
- Affordable. A 3-hour course costs approximately $1,421.45 for a Texas Resident.
- Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
- Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses make the most of your valuable time.
- Respected. The Master of Science is nationally ranked and accredited by the American Library Association.
How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:
- The master's degree is offered in a residential format in Denton, in an off-campus format in Houston and at the UNT Dallas campus, and through the department's online program called the Web Institute. The master's program prepares information professionals for work in a variety of roles and application settings, including various information agencies and all types of libraries. In addition, the program prepares at a master's level individuals who wish to pursue study in the theoretical development of information science.
How does it work?
- The MS in Information Science and the MS in Library Science both require 6 days of in person classroom attendance -- this program is "mostly" online.
- This program of study is intended to prepare graduates to work with archives and records management as well as digital imaging technology from production and organization to copyright and network design. The program includes the production archival and preservation of records, photographs, digital images, digital information databases, medical records etc. It equips students with important skill sets for current and future library and museum information professionals. In addition, the program prepares individuals to assume positions as experts in the broader markets of libraries, archives, and information centers. An integral part of the educational experience for the students enrolled in the program is the opportunity to work as interns at area museums, archives, and information centers.
- Students enrolled in the program of study are required to complete the three program core courses, two major core courses and at least four courses from various areas of study.