What will I learn?

The graduate academic certificate in advanced management in libraries and information agencies provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of the fundamental principles of library and information agency management, public awareness, planning, human resources, and financial operations. Graduate will develop knowledge and skills to effectively lead their organization; utilize the latest research and practices in the areas of management, partnerships, budgeting, and public presentations; and foster external relationships. Graduates will learn to effectively organize their library or information agency’s internal resources for improved accessibility and productivity.

The department offers graduate academic certificates in multiple areas of professional knowledge and skills.

The graduate academic certificate program is intended for two audiences:

  • master’s degree library and information science professionals who want to develop expertise in specific areas in libraries or other settings and receive a graduate academic certificate; and
  • bachelor’s or master’s degreed individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge of specific areas in libraries or other settings by taking master’s-level courses and receiving a graduate academic certificate.

Required courses, 12 hours

  • INFO 5300 - Management of Information Agencies
  • INFO 5302 - Advanced Management of Information Agencies
  • INFO 5303 - Financial and Human Resource Management in Information Agencies

Plus one of the following

  • INFO 5320 - Public Libraries
  • INFO 5330 - Academic Libraries
  • INFO 5340 - Learning Resources Centers and Services
  • INFO 5360 - Special Libraries and Information Centers
  • INFO 5365 - Health Sciences Information Management
  • INFO 5366 - Law Library Management

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 hours)

Tuition fees
$15,988.00 (11,86,053) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

General Academic Building 210,



76203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent).

For international students

Prospective students must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School, which requires a graduate school application and official transcripts from prior colleges or universities. Students who are awarded graduate academic certificates and later apply for admission to the master’s program will be required to submit additional materials.

English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score requirement is 79; Minimum IELTS score is 6.0; Minimum PTE score is 53.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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