Following are the student learning outcomes of the Master of Library Science program:
There is a core of basic courses that is ordinarily required of all MLS students. This includes the following courses (taken in the order listed or concurrently):
Plus one specialized administration course and two materials courses. For the remaining hours, students need to develop their academic programs individually in consultation with their advisors.
The general requirements for the degree of Master of Library
Science are as follows:
Students are also required to demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language, sign language, statistics, or a computer language. This requirement may be fulfilled by two semesters of course work (6 hrs credit) in a foreign language, sign language, statistics, or a computer language at the undergraduate or graduate level. Original transcripts showing the pertinent courses must be provided as evidence prior to the application for graduation. Alternatively, the requirement may be fulfilled (a) if the student passes a modern language examination administered for this purpose by the Modern Foreign Language Department at North Carolina Central University in French, German, or Spanish, or (b) if the student has a currently valid professional IT certification. No courses taken for this purpose may be counted for course credit toward the master's degree.
The 36-semester hour program is approved by the American Library Association and leads to the master of library science degree. The program consists of (1) a six-course core curriculum of 18 semester hours required for all types of library and information work, (2) courses having relevance for specialization, and (3) elective courses appropriate for a variety of career objectives.