Administered by the Department of Information Science at the University of North Texas, the Master of Science degree program provides a strong foundation and sets you apart in the field of library science.
The Library Science master’s program provides the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as a library science and information professional. Graduates work in all types of libraries, corporations, law firms, museums and medical centers.
The master’s program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended. The core courses are offered online with a face-to-face component known as an onsite institute.
Distance students participating in the onsite institute format meet at a host site for three, two-day institutes and complete the remaining courses online. Cohorts are available in various locations around the country.
Your educational experience is enhanced by student organization activities, interaction with local chapters of national professional associations and pre-professional work with community libraries and corporations.
In addition to the ALA accreditation, our programs have received numerous national recognitions, including:
We are a member of the prestigious iSchools organization, a collection of information schools committed to advancing the information field. This partnership provides opportunities for our students to be trained in research by world-renowned scholars.
Through the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium, you’ll have access to course offerings from other consortium members.
Research labs and centers on campus provide you with the resources necessary to conduct in-depth study in your field. These include the Information Research and Analysis Lab, the Intelligent Information Access Lab and the Visual Thinking Lab.
You'll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and supply the department the following:
You can find more information about admission requirements, and download the recommendation forms here.
The university and department offer multiple options to help you pursue your graduate degree including scholarships, loans, graduate assistantships, internships or co-ops, and part-time employment.
Yvonne J. Chandler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Legal information services and research; internet resources and services; education for library and information services.
Ana D. Cleveland, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Medical informatics; information storage and retrieval; indexing and abstracting.
Yunfei Du, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Academic libraries; international librarianship; learning styles; e-learning.
Suliman Hawamdeh, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). Digital information management; knowledge management; information organization and information retrieval; organizational learning and learning organization.
Jeonghyun Kim, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Digital content management in libraries, museums and archives; human information behavior; information architecture.
Shawne D. Miksa, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Organization, control and access to information entities; classification research and theory; information retrieval; bibliometrics; scholarly communication.
William E. Moen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Information and Director of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge; Ph.D., Syracuse University. Information organization; metadata; networked information discovery and retrieval; information technology standards; development and implementation; information policy; digital libraries; networked services design.
Brian O’Connor, Professor; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley. Image document access; information-seeking behavior; browsing studies; representation of questions and documents.
Barbara Schultz-Jones, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Collaboration networks; social networks; school library automation; information literacy in K-12 schools.
Daniella Smith, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. School libraries; professional leadership theory and development.
Maurice Wheeler, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Management; leadership; organizational culture; diversity; public libraries.
Oksana Zavalina, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Cataloging and classification; metadata; subject analysis; human information behavior.