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

Emily Hoover
Administrative Assistant

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 School 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, 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 directly from the reference

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, please contact the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or

For More Information

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

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