MA in Library Science

The Master of Arts in 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 2024.

The Master of Arts in Library Science (MA in Library Science) degree is available entirely online and is designed to prepare library and information professionals to conduct research in different types of information environments, with the opportunity to specialize in a Program Track.

See the Courses section for additional information.

Steps to Admission

Applicants must apply to both the TWU Graduate School and SLIS. See steps 1 and 2 below.

1. Apply to the TWU Graduate School.

  • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
  • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
  • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • For questions on the Graduate School admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions Processing at OAP@twu.edu or (940) 898-3076.

2. Apply to SLIS. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current. Submit the following materials via email to slis@twu.edu, or by postal mail to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769.

  • A SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended)
  • A resume
  • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
  • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email (to slis@twu.edu) directly from the name of the reference

Application Deadlines

  • Applications continue to be accepted until all available spaces are filled.
  • The preferred application deadlines are June 1 for the Fall semester, November 1 for the Spring semester, and April 1 for the Summer semester.

Contact Information

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

*Admission to the Library &​ Information Studies Graduate Programs

Program Contact

Mary Honard, Admissions Coordinator

940-898-2602

slis@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

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

Admission Requirements

  • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have a previous graduate degree.
  • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.
  • Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree at a foreign institution or whose U.S. undergraduate transcript does not provide a cumulative GPA are required to submit standardized test scores. Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

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, P.O. 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)
    • Resume
    • 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests)
    • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email (to slis@twu.edu) directly from the reference.

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.

The Master of Library Science with School Librarian Certification prepares students to become certified school librarians in the state of Texas in accordance with requirements of the Texas Education Agency. Apply to the TWU Educator Preparation Program. For Texas School Librarian Certification information, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services at 940-898-2829 or email Linda Kobler at lkobler@twu.edu.  The school is unable to provide credentialing or endorsement for school librarians in any other state.

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