Master of Library Science Degree (MLS)

The Master of Library Science degree program at Texas Woman's University is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for 2024. 

The Master of Library Science (MLS) degree is available entirely online and is designed to prepare professionals to work in different types of information environments, with the opportunity to specialize in a Program Track.

See the Courses section for additional information.

Steps to Admission

Applicants must apply to both the TWU Graduate School and SLIS. See steps 1 and 2 below. 

1. Apply to the TWU Graduate School.

  • No standard test score is required if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have another graduate degree. 
  • If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you are required to submit an official standardized test score as part of the application to the Graduate School.  Official test scores are accepted from the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).  

2. Apply to SLIS. Only complete application packets will be considered. Applicants are responsible for keeping their contact information current. Submit the following  materials, in a single, complete mailing, to TWU SLIS, PO Box 425769, Denton, TX 76204-5769OR submit the materials via email to slis@twu.edu

  • SLIS Application Form (fillable PDF form; Chrome browser recommended) 
  • A resume 
  • A 2-page statement of intent (your professional goals and career interests) 
  • 3 professional reference letters sent via postal mail on official letterhead OR sent via email (to slis@twu.edu) directly from the name of the reference 

Application Deadlines

  • Applications continue to be accepted until all available spaces are filled.
  • The preferred application deadlines are July 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester, and May 1 for the Summer semester. 

Contact Information

For questions on the SLIS admissions process, please contact Cyndee Tanttari in the SLIS office at 940-898-2602, or slis@twu.edu.