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2015-16 Graduate Catalog 
2015-16 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Library Science, M.L.S.

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Kathryn Boudreau-Henry, Program Director
(615) 898-5378

The Master of  Science in Library Science (M.L.S.) degree is an online program and will be effective Fall 2016. The program is offered by the Womack Educational Leadership Department  and is intended to prepare graduates to lead and educate in school, public, and corporate libraries.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the master’s program in Library Science requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). (Applicants to the school library specialization may provide a current teacher’s license or passing score on Praxis II.);
  3. official transcripts from all previous college-and university-level work showing a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75;
  4. three letters of recommendations from professionals.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official transcripts of previous college work;
  3. submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for completing the Master of Science degree in Library Science;
  4. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a current teacher’s license or passing score on Praxis II.

Degree Requirements

Once admitted to the program, candidate must

  1. complete 36 semester hours which includes a 15-hour major field core, a 3-hour library administration course, 9 hours of electives, 6 hours of field experience, and a 3-hour capstone course.
  2. complete an e-portfolio on a web-based site as they move through the program to be assessed by at least two faculty members.

Curriculum: Library Science (36 hours)

Major Field Core (15 hours)

Administration (3 hours)

Field Experience (6 hours)

  • Supervised Field Experience in Library Science 3 credit hours (take twice)

NOTE: Those seeking an initial teaching license should consult with the program director and licensure office.

Capstone (3 hours)

  • Skills and Issues in the Library 3 credit hours*

Electives (9 hours)

Select three courses from the following:

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan with the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which the student intends to graduate

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