Dual MLS / MS Health Studies Degree

The Master of Library Science degree program at Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for 2025. Public Disclosure on Master's Student Learning Assessment

Graduates of the dual degree program will earn two degrees: the Master of Library Science and the Master of Science in Health Studies. The degree programs are available entirely online.

The Master of Library Science (MLS) degree prepares professionals for leadership roles as information specialists in hospitals, medical centers, medical schools, nursing colleges, and other public and private agencies. The School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology, College of Health Sciences, prepares students for leadership positions in the disciplines of health education and health promotion.

See the Courses section for additional information.

Degree Plan for Dual MLS/MS Health Studies

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.L.S. or M.A. in Library Science Programs

Program Contact

Tawnda Smith
Admissions Coordinator
940-898-2602
slis@twu.edu

Preferred Application Deadlines

Fall - June 1
Spring - November 1
Summer - April 1

Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework; or minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for a previous master's or doctoral degree.
  • Applicants with GPA below 3.0, who meet the Graduate School minimum requirement, may be considered for admission review on a case-by-case basis.
  • Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School (see How to Apply).  Upload the following documents: 
    • Application Form - School of Library & Information Studies - (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
    • Resume
    • 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
    • Email address for one individual familiar with your academic capabilities, who can provide a letter of recommendation to be requested through and submitted into the application

Those applying to the Dual Degree program (M.L.S. and M.S. in Health Studies) must also apply to the Department of Health Studies. For Health Studies admissions questions, please contact Jason Torres at jtorres9@twu.edu or 940-898-2864.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: https://twu.edu/alumni-advantage/. If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, contact the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or slis@twu.edu. For Health Studies admissions questions, contact Jason Torres at jtorres9@twu.edu or 940-898-2864.

For questions regarding the Dual Master’s Program, contact:

Gretchen Hoffman, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Studies
940-898-2152
ghoffman@twu.edu 

Page last updated 10:08 AM, May 8, 2024