Master of Library Science
Appalachian State University

Program Details

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 
  • Resume 
  • 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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges