Master of Library Science (MLS) Program Concentration

Professional Concentrations

The Master of Library (MLS) Science program is designed for students seeking employment as librarians and information professionals in Pre-K–12 schools, universities, community colleges, public libraries, and related settings. All students are eligible for North Carolina Public Library Certification upon completion of the MLS degree requirements. The MLS requires a minimum of 39 semester hours (s.h.) of credit. Eight core courses (24 s.h.) are required of all students: LIBS 6010, 6014, 6016, 6019, 6026, 6031, 6048, and 6991 or 6992. Students may choose from three professional concentrations for the MLS degree: Academic Library, Public Library, and School Library.