Courses

MS Majoring in Library Science

Students enrolled in the MS-LS must complete the following required coursework:

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Required Courses (9 hours)

INFO 5000 (3 hours) Information and Knowledge Professions
INFO 5200 (3 hours) Information Organization
INFO 5600 (3 hours) Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry

Guided Electives (6 hours)
Completion of at least two of the following major prescribed courses with the guidance of their academic advisor:

INFO 5080 (3 hours) Research Methods and Analysis
INFO 5210 (3 hours) Organization and Control of Information Resources I
INFO 5223 (3 hours) Metadata and Networked Information Organization/Retrieval
INFO 5300 (3 hours) Management of Information Agencies
INFO 5400 (3 hours) Information Resources Development

Completion of at least four courses (12 hours) from the following program of study with the guidance of their academic advisor:

  • Digital Image Management
  • Distributed Learning Librarianship
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Information Organization
  • Information Systems
  • Law Librarians and Legal Informatics Specialist
  • Youth Librarianship
  • General Program of Study

General Electives (9 hours)
Additional three elective courses selected from the catalog or transferred from other programs with the approval of their academic advisor.

School Library Certification students should see the respective program pages for specific requirements, as they are different than those of other students.

Further information concerning these requirements may be obtained through the department.

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:

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  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 ci-advising@unt.edu 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:

940/565-3101

or email as attachments to:

ci-admissions@unt.edu

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 in to 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.

How to Apply

 

Submit Application Form through Apply Texas

 

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Applications for graduate study are accepted for the Spring, Summer or Fall terms. Deadlines are listed on the Toulouse Graduate School website. The application form is through the APPLYTEXAS electronic portal. This process includes the required application fee.

International Applicants must follow the UNT International Admissions office deadline. Additionally, international applicants should follow the UNT English Language Proficiency Requirements when submitting the application packet. Information on required TOFEL scores or other language requirements also given.

Submit official documentation to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School or International Admissions

Official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended must be sent to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School (national students) and the UNT International Admissions (international students). International students should refer to specific guidelines for all required official documentation.

Official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. The UNT code for the GRE is 6481. The UNT for the GMAT is 6DP-8M-55. Allow at least 4 weeks for scores to arrive at the Toulouse Graduate School. Applicants who wait to take the GMAT or GRE until the application deadline may not be considered. Scores should arrive by the time application review begins.

Submit application documentation to the CMHT Graduate Coordinator

1. Recommendation form

Download the Recommendation Form (Word.doc) and complete the applicant information in the top portion. Then forward the file to your recommender who will complete information in the rest of the form. They will save it and return it by email to the Graduate Coordinator.

If the form cannot be sent to your recommender by email, then you may print the form, complete the applicant portion and send it to your recommender. The recommender will send the completed form to the Graduate Coordinator.

2. Statement of Purpose :

This is the applicant's opportunity to address why they are seeking to obtain the graduate degree. In this statement, the applicant is asked to provide the following:

Name:
UNT ID if known:
Degree sought:
Year start date:

Then specifically address the following:

  • Identify and describe your undergraduate degree. Provide an overview of primary content and any specializations, minors or certificates you also earned.
  • Describe your prior and/or current work experience; specifically work experience related to retail merchandising or other similar positions - including paid or unpaid internships.
  • Describe any unpaid, volunteer or service work that is related to the degree you are seeking.
  • Identify scholarships, awards or recognitions earned, especially ones related to your educational or professional career.
  • Identify your professional goals. How will the graduate degree help you achieve these goals?
  • Is your primary objective to work in a professional business or entrepreneur position or is to pursue a position in higher education (community college or four-year institution)?
  • Provide any additional information you would like to share for the application review.

Your statement of purpose should not exceed four pages, with 1" margins and a 12-point font.

3. Resume :

 Please submit your professional resume, highlighting your education and work experience.

Mailing Address:

Dr.Lisa Kennon
University of North Texas
School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
1155 Union Circle, #311100
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Electronically:
kennon@unt.edu
Phone: (940) 565-2436
Metro: (817) 267-3731
Fax: (940) 565-4348
TDD: (800) 735-2989

Ship To:
Dr. Lisa Kennon, CMHT Grad. Coord.
University of North Texas,
410 Avenue C,
Chilton Hall Room 331,
Denton, Texas, USA 76201.

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Learning Technologies Advisors at (940) 565-2057 or email LT-MS@unt.edu with questions about the Master of Science in Learning Technologies or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu.

College of Information
Department of Learning Technologies

Phone: 940-565-2057
Fax: 940-565-4194
Advising Email: LT-MS@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Learning Technologies
3940 N. Elm, Suite G150
Denton, TX 76207

LT-MS@unt.edu
Learning Technologies Advisors

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your Master of Science in Learning Technologies is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Master of Science in Learning Technologies:

Courses

Master of Science in Learning Technologies Coursework

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Doctorate Coursework

Courses for MS in Learning Technologies

UNT has a proven track record in online delivery and has been teaching students online for nearly thirty years. The MS degree is one a few in the U.S. that is aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education.s (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). You.ll learn how technology helps us learn and discover how to create your own online courses, implement learning technologies theory and practice, and more. And you.ll do it all from the convenience of your own home. Or the local coffee shop. Or the commuter train. No matter where you are, this degree is designed to help you get where you want to be.

Primary Tools Learned/Used

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Design Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro)
  • and more.

Learning Technology Learned/Used

  • LMS: Blackboard, Moodle, and others
  • Webinar Tools: Adobe Connect, Go To Training, Skype, Google Hangouts, and others
  • Data and Cloud Technology: File Sharing, File Servers, Social Media Tools
  • and more.

The 36 hours of course work includes 24 hours of core/foundations, 12 hours of specific track and electives depending on the program tracks.

Core/Foundation Courses (24 hours)

  • CECS 5030 (3 hrs) Foundations of Learning Technologies
  • CECS 5300 (3 hrs) Learning and Cognition
  • CECS 5110 (3 hrs) Multimedia in Technology Applications
  • CECS 5610 (3 hrs) Analysis of Research in Educational Technology
  • CECS 5210 (3 hrs) Instructional Systems Design I
  • CECS 5200 (3 hrs) New Technologies of Instruction
  • CECS 5510 (3 hrs) Technology Based Learning Environments
  • CECS 5580 (3 hrs) Readings Seminar in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems

Track-Specific Courses (12 hours)

Instructional Systems

This program track requires the completion of:

  • CECS 5420 (3 hrs) Web Authoring
  • CECS 5570 (3 hrs) Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing
  • CECS 5400 (3 hrs) Educational Telecommunications
  • CECS 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design & Pedagogy

Instructional Systems Technology

This program track requires the completion of:

And the completion of 3 of the following:

  • CECS 5100 (3 hrs) Advanced Web and Media Development
  • CECS 5120 (3 hrs) Authoring Learning Games, Sims, and Virtual Environments
  • CECS 5310 (3 hrs) Human-Computer Interaction
  • CECS 5450 (3 hrs) Building Internet Information Services
  • CECS 5460 (3 hrs) Computer Networks for Educational Environments

Instructional Systems Design

This program track requires the completion of:

  • CECS 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design & Pedagogy
  • CECS 5211 (3 hrs) Instructional Systems Design II

And the completion of 2 of the following:

Teaching and Learning with Technology

This program track requires the completion of:

  • CECS 5420 (3 hrs) Web Authoring
  • CECS 5111 (3 hrs) Introduction to Video Technology
  • CECS 5260 (3 hrs) Computer Graphics for Mediated Communications
  • CECS 5040 (3 hrs) Online Design & Pedagogy

Deficiency Courses (If required to level into the MS. Credit does not count toward degree total)

How to Apply

Admissions Process

The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Learning Technologies are accepted at any time. The Office of Admissions & Advising in the College of Information is here to help you get admitted to UNT and design your MS in Learning Technologies plan of studies. If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact CI-Admissions@unt.edu | (940) 565-2445 | (877) 275-7547 (toll-free).

Step 1. Apply to UNT's Toulouse Graduate School

You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before enrolling in the accelerated online program.

  • Submit your application at applytexas.org and choose the "Learning Technologies, MS" in the degree plan list. Make sure you confirm that you are applying for the Accelerated Online Program when prompted.
  • Pay the $75 application fee, which can be submitted through applytexas.org
  • Request an official transcript of your records from each college or university that you have attended and have them sent to the Toulouse Graduate School. Submit documents to:
    University of North Texas
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
    1147 Union Circle, ESSC Room 354 (UPS/FedEx)
    Denton, TX 76203
    Email: GradAdmission@unt.edu
    Phone: 940.565.2383
    Fax: 940.565.2414
  • 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.
  • Scores on a department-administered placement test and/or the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be used in assessing a student’s application for admission to the program.
    • If you meet the specified GPA requirement, you will not be required to submit test scores.
    • If you do not meet the specified GPA requirement, you can enroll in the program under a provisional acceptance and may be required to submit test scores or maintain a B average in the first 12 hours of graduate coursework.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance to the graduate school by mail and through my.unt.edu

Step 2. Apply to the UNT College of Information

Submit the following documents to the Department of Learning Technologies CI-Admissions@unt.edu:

  • Two recommendations (use the following form Adobe PDF) to be printed out and completed by each reference from individuals who can give evidence of your critical thinking ability to engage in graduate studies and your ability to work independently and in groups. Recommenders may be supervisors or professors.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae that outlines your previous work and/or educational experiences.
  • A personal statement from you stating your overall career goal and a brief description of your professional goals with regard to work and further education. The personal statement should link your goals to relevant educational experiences and strengths; a description of your critical thinking and writing abilities; and a summary of your technology skills.

Admission of International Students

  • Applicants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply to the UNT International Admissions Office.
  • An international applicant's bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.
  • All documents should be submitted at least six months before enrollment date.
  • Click here for the International Student Admissions Checklist

Step 3. Check Status Online.

There are two ways to check your application status:

To check if your transcripts and entrance exam scores have been submitted:

The Toulouse Graduate School will send you an email and pin number to check online at my.unt.edu. You will need to activate your EUID with the pin number and click on Admissions Status.

To check if your supporting documents (essay, resume, letters of recommendation) have been submitted:

Email your full name and UNT Student ID to CI-Admissions@unt.edu. Enter "Application Status Update" as well as your name and UNT Student ID in the email subject line.

Visit the Registrar's website for more information on course registration dates and payment deadlines:

  • Normal MS LT: Select the appropriate semester.
  • Accelerated MS LT: Select the appropriate semester and then select .Accelerated Online Program.

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.

  • You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available course(s).
  • If your application is not complete, you will be notified in an email of any outstanding items missing from your application.
  • Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a welcome email that outlines the details of starting the program.
  • We are holding a place for you, but you still need to register for your course(s) and pay your tuition and fees.
  • All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging in to myUNT, UNT.s online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located on the UNT Registrar.s webpage.
  • Verify that your computer hardware and software is up-to-date.

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Learning Technologies Advisors at (940) 565-2057 or email LT-MS@unt.edu with questions about the MS in Applied Technology & Performance Improvement or to find out the status of your application.

 

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu.

College of Information
Department of Learning Technologies

Phone: 940-565-2057
Fax: 940-565-4194
Advising Email: LT-MS@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Learning Technologies
3940 N. Elm, Suite G150
Denton, TX 76207

LT-MS@unt.edu
Learning Technologies Advisors

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Graduate Programs Coordinator, Shannon Selby at (940) 565-4931 or email anthropology@unt.edu  or Nicole.Brown@unt.edu with questions about the Online Master of Science in Applied Anthropology or to find out the status of your application.

 

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Applied Anthropology

Phone: (940) 565-2290
Fax: (940) 369-7833
Email anthropology@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Anthropology
1155 Union Circle #310409
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Nicole Brown
Graduate Programs Coordinator

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