Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship

The post-master’s Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship provides the knowledge and skills to be competent in practicing evidence-based librarianship in the health profession. The curriculum consists of the fundamental knowledge of library science and focuses on resources and services in health science librarianship, with a capstone practicum in a health science library or information center. The Graduate Certificate program is available entirely online.

The Graduate Certificate is for those interested in becoming:

  • a health science librarian
  • a manager in a health science or nursing facility
  • an evidence-based practicing professional in a health science or nursing facility
  • a faculty member in health science librarianship

Total hours: 21 for those without the MLS degree; 12 for those holding the MLS

For students with a master’s degree, a Certificate of Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship is awarded when the student completes all course requirements for the certificate program. For students pursuing a master’s degree concurrently, the certificate is awarded after the student completes all requirements for the graduate degree.

See the Courses section for additional information.

Certificate Plan for Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Certificate in Evidence-​Based Health Science Librarianship

Program Contact

Mary Honard
Admissions Coordinator
940-898-2602
slis@twu.edu

Preferred Application Deadlines

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

 Admission Requirements

  • Applicants for the certificate program must meet one of the following two conditions:
    • Possession of a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in a discipline in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Library Science; OR
    • Admission to a graduate degree program in the TWU College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, or School of Library and Information Studies.
  • Completed bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
  • Applicants with GPA below 3.0, who meet the Graduate Schol minimum requirement, may be considered for admission review on a case by case basis.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following materials via email to slis@twu.edu, or by mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current. 
    • SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
    • A resume
    • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
    • 1 professional reference letter sent via mail on official letterhead OR sent via email to slis@twu.edu directly from the reference

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, please contact the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or slis@twu.edu.

For More Information

For questions about the Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship program, please contact Dr. Carol Perryman at cperryman@twu.edu or 940-898-2612.

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Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship

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