Welcome to Appalachian State Library Science!

We offer Masters of Library Science degrees for those students interested in pursuing careers in school librarianship and/or public librarianship.

*We are now accepting applications for admission to our online program. Please apply by April 1 to be considered for Summer 2018 entry and by July 1 to be considered for Fall 2018 acceptance. Apply here.

We offer:

  • an online experience using a 3-D fully immersive and collaborative learning environment
  • small classes in which students occasionally meet at the same time and conduct coursework on their own time
  • an engaged and supportive faculty

Library Science, General (MLS) is:

  • nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
  • nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • approved by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction
  • provides all necessary coursework for certification through the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission

Completion of the Library Science Master's degree entitles graduates to apply for Media Coordinator licensure (076) from the State of North Carolina and the Public Librarian Certification from the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.