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Graduate Programs

Through a challenging curriculum that integrates theory and practice, the library science program prepares skilled professional information specialists who are cognizant of their importance in a diverse, rapidly changing global society.  There are several options that can lead to the Master of Library Science degree.

Library Science

Grad students join Prof. Nancy Latanision and Dr. Eloise Long at the PA School Librarians Association conference.


The MLS without certification is a 36-hour program which includes the core courses that provide a foundation in information sources and services, organization of information, collection development, and management of libraries.
MLS without Certification

The MLS with initial K-12 Library Science certification includes the required professional education courses in addition to the library science courses.
MLS with Initial Certification

The MLS with extension of certification is designed for students who already hold a teaching certificate and want to extend it to include K-12 library science certification.
MLS with Extension of Certification

Our certification program has been reviewed and approved by the American Association of School Librarians' program reviewers; program recognition is tied to NCATE accreditation.


Last Updated 09-31-2012 WJ