Master of Library Science
Appalachian State University
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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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)
- Three references
- Application fee
- GRE or MAT scores no older than five years
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.
Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.
ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.
All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services.
Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.
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