Welcome to Appalachian State Library Science!

Thank you for your interest in the online Library Science Program at Appalachian State University. We offer Masters of Library Science degrees for those students interested in pursuing careers in school librarianship and/or public librarianship.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Online Program

Application Deadline: July 1, 2018.

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official GRE or MAT scores or approved exam waiver (applicable to students with 3.4 GPA or 5 years of experience in a school or library with recommendation of supervisor). 

Contact: Dr. Kim Becnel, Program Director.

 Click here for more information about this Distance Education program. 


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.