What will I learn?

The graduate academic certificate in storytelling provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the role of storytelling in enabling children and adults to understand and make meaning in their lives. Story is the richest heritage of human civilizations. Storytelling has emerged from the oral tradition into modern platforms represented in books, dance, music, theatre, movies, etc. Story preserves, perpetuates, and transforms culture and is finding new applications in education, corporations, industry, and entertainment. Graduates will develop skills to effectively discover, create, compose, tell, and record stories for a variety of settings.

Required courses, 6 hours

  • INFO 5440 - Storytelling for Information Professionals
  • INFO 5441 - Advanced Storytelling

Additional courses, 6 hours

Choose two courses from the following.

  • INFO 5442 - Digital Storytelling
  • INFO 5443 - Storytelling in Knowledge Transfer
  • INFO 5445 - History and Culture of Youth Information Services

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.

Program requirements: Graduate academic certificates consist of three or four courses. They can be pursued independently or concurrently with the master’s degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Information

Study options

Full Time (12 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,988.00 per year

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Information

3940 N. Elm St. Suite E290,



76201, United States

Entry requirements

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.


About University of North Texas

One of the largest public Tier 1 (top 3%) U.S. research universities, the University of North Texas is the choice of over 3000 international students.

  • One of the nation’s largest public research universities
  • Ranked by Carnegie Foundation as Tier 1 research university
  • 239 degree programs across 14 colleges
  • One of the nation’s most diverse universities

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