Admission Process for Library or Information Science Master's Program

The Fall 2020 Application deadline for International applicants is June 15, 2020 and the deadline for domestic applicants is June 15, 2020. Both the Department and UNT Toulouse Graduate School applications, along with supporting documents, must be completed IN FULL on or before these dates to be considered for admission for the Fall 2020 term. All applications completed after their respective deadlines will be asked to update to Spring 2021. Once seats for Fall 2020 are filled, applicants will be asked to update to a future semester.  

If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please e-mail the Department of Information Science at .

Important Note: Two different applications are required to apply for the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science program. Instructions for both applications are described below.

1. Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School

A. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School

  • Apply by completing an Apply Texas application.
  • International students must also review the International Admissions page for additional required documents.
  • You will need to meet the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Information Science.
B.  Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

C. Complete the graduate school application online and pay the $75 non-refundable application fee. Your completed application will be processed by the Toulouse Graduate School and reviewed by your academic program.

D. If you are applying for school library certification without applying to the master's degree program, be sure to apply as Pre-Teacher/Professional Certification: Grad Non-Degree.


Contact the UNT Toulouse Graduate School at or 940-565-2383, if you have any questions.

Send the application items described above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS) or 1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: 940-565-2383


If you are already a UNT graduate student requesting to change your major, you will need to complete the Change of major form, rather than completing a new ApplyTexas application.

2. Apply to the College of Information, Department of Information Science

A. In order to complete the department's application for Library Science or Information Science: 

  • Complete the Department of Information Science Application Form, and upload the necessary attachments.
  • Submit a one-page statement of purpose and goals detailing your interest in the master's program and reviewing your professional goals.
  • A resumé complete with a list of honors and activities. 
*Note: We do not require GRE scores.

B. You must have two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form linked below.

C. The Information Science department will verify minimum grade point average meets one of the following requirements:
  • 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree,
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA,
  • a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. 

Note: Students who have a 2.90 – 2.99 overall or last 60 hours GPA can be conditionally admitted to the program.  If one's GPA is in the range of a 2.6 – 2.89, course leveling can be considered, which is to take four courses at the undergraduate level. If As and Bs are earned in those 12 hours, students can then request admission to the MS program.

D. Submit any additional application documents: