Information Media - Library Media (M.S.)

Information Media - Library Media (M.S.)

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

When applying for a graduate program, the School of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between the applicant and the program. Application materials should be sent to the School of Graduate Studies.

Once all application materials are received, Graduate Studies will forward materials to the program for review and an interview will be scheduled. Thereafter, an admission recommendation will be forwarded to Graduate Studies for a final decision and notification to the applicant.

For admission consideration, applicants must meet minimum Graduate Studies admission requirements plus additional program requirements listed below: 

  • Write a preliminary examination
  • Complete an interview with the Information Media graduate faculty
  • The GRE is waived for those who had a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their undergraduate program or who have already completed a master's degree.
  • International students must complete the International Transcript Evaluation.

Initial Licensure

Candidates who do not already hold a teaching license in Minnesota will need to complete an additional set of courses to satisfy the Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) competencies. These are the Minnesota Board of Teaching competencies required of all teacher education candidates regardless of content area. Through an arrangement with Bemidji State University's FasTrack program, students seeking their initial teaching license who are enrolled in the St. Cloud State Information Media Library Media Specialist program can complete the SEP courses online. For more information about the Bemidji FasTrack program, go to FasTrack

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