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Admission to the CAS program requires:

  • An M.L.I.S., M.L.S., a master's degree in a related field, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution.
  • A grade-point average and scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test that qualify an applicant for admission to the University's Graduate School and to School of Information.
  • Evidence of successful professional-level experience in librarianship or other information-related work.

Admission to the CAS program requires admission to the Graduate School of the University. For complete information about applying to the Graduate School, refer to the UT Austin Graduate Catalog ( The catalog is the document of authority for all students. Applicants must submit the following materials to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC):

  • An application to the Graduate School. Applicants may request a Graduate Admissions Bulletin by phone (512-475-7390), or apply electronically using the GIAC online application
  • The GIAC application fee.
  • One official copy of your transcripts. NOTE - an additional copy is not needed for School of Information.
  • Your official GRE Report.
In addition, the applicant must also:
  • Submit an Application for Admission to the Certificate of Advanced Study Program - PDF | Word to the Chair, Admissions Committee of the School of Information. An important part of the application is the submission of a statement of long-range career objectives and the desired program of study.
  • Ensure that three persons familiar with the applicant's educational background and professional experience submit letters of reference to the Chair, Admissions Committee.

Send completed application to:

School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
Sanchez Building (SZB) 564
1 University Station D7000
Austin, TX 78712-0390

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