Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for both Domestic and International Students:

Fall Semester - April 1st (July 15th for late review)
Spring Semester - November 1st

Summer Semester - April 1st

Required Tests

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the Library Media Certificate Program.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


The online School Library Media Certificate Program is housed in the Department of Education in the College of Education, Health & Human Development.

If you are interested in acquiring the endorsement on your teaching license to become a school library media specialist, please consider joining us.  The Library Media website contains most of the information you need in order to plan your route to certification and to select courses.

We have received official approval from accreditation officials in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Many other states accept our program as well. Our education programs are accredited by the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the Montana Board of Public Education, and we participate in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification’s (NASDTEC) Interstate Contract.