Archives Specialist Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 25.0103
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-4011

NOTE:  Effective Fall 2017, students are no longer being accepted into the Archives Specialist certificate program. Prospective students are encouraged to explore the Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology which provides specialized, customized training beyond the master's degree.

This certificate is designed for professionals already holding a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or a graduate degree closely related to this specialization.

The specialization in archival studies focuses on the practice and theory of managing collections of records and papers in a variety of archival settings, including governmental agencies, libraries, historical societies, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, museums, and religious institutions.

The course content within this specialization provides the educational component required for post-graduate certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists. This certification may also be of interest to students planning careers in academic and special libraries.

The program must be completed within five years.

Required Courses
INFO 560Introduction to Archives I3.0
INFO 561Introduction to Archives II3.0
INFO 750Archival Access Systems3.0
Select two of the following courses:6.0
Archival Appraisal
Electronic Records Management
Digital Preservation
Total Credits15.0
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