The online Master of Library Science degree program is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as school or public librarians. Graduates may apply for licensure (076 Media Coordinator) from the State of North Carolina as well as Public Librarian Certification from the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission. Courses may include Collection Development and Management, Information Sources and Services, Organization of Information, and Strategic Administration of Library Resources and Services.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. While it is recommended applicants have a North Carolina "A" Licensure or the equivalent from another state, it is not required. Additional online coursework is required for those without current licensure.
Completed online application to graduate school
Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
GRE or MAT scores no older than five years
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.
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