The NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences offers a 36-hour course of study leading to the ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree (MLS) with a concentration in one of six tracks: academic librarian; archives and records manager; law librarian; public librarian; school media coordinator; and special librarian. The School of Library and Information Sciences is fully accredited by the American Library Association.
Minimum Admissions Requirements: Students seeking to do graduate work at the School of Library and Information Sciences must be formally admitted to the School by the Dean. The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree) from an accredited institution. The requirements for admission to the graduate programs in Library and Information Sciences are:
An undergraduate degree with at least 90 semester hours of liberal arts courses
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 for all undergraduate academic work
A copy of the Graduate Record Examination scores, Graduate Management Admission Test scores (joint MBA/MIS applicants only), or the Law School Admission Test scores (joint JD/MLS applicants only)
Required Standardized Test: GRE. (LSAT accepted for students in the joint JD/MLS program.)
All applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Examination, the Graduate Management Admission Test (joint MBA/MIS applicants only), or the Law School Admission Test (joint JD/MLS applicants only) within the past five years. Official reports of scores must be sent to us by Educational Testing Service.
Two positive letters of recommendation
Additional Admissions Criteria: None Application Deadline: Credentials should be submitted prior to the deadline for the academic semester in which admission is sought (May 1 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admission).