Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies is an 18-credit hour program designed for individuals who need, or want, archival training, but for whom the full degree program is not a necessity. Employees of a museum, historic site, or business may benefit from the certificate, as may history students who desire to compliment their undergraduate or graduate degree. Individuals who must organize church or family records will also benefit from the certificate program. The Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies can be completed entirely online or can be completed through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

Program of Study

The program of study consists of archival studies core courses, and guided electives.

AVST 5310* Archives History and Issues 3
AVST 5311* Archives Theory and Practice 3
AVST 5312* Archives Conservation 3
  Total Required Archival Studies Core Credits 9
Students must take 3 courses from the list below OR select two courses from the list and one other course approved by the Archival Studies Coordinator:
MEDA 5000* History and Philosophy of Educational Media and Educational Technology 3
MEDA 5720* Organization of Library Materials 3
MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management 3
PMGT 5100** Introduction to Public Administration 3
AVST 5570*** Archives Practicum 3
CSCI 5011 Internet Technology I 3
HIST 5950 Introduction to Historical Research 3
SOAA 5627 Ethnographic Fieldwork 3
AVST 5320* Principles and Practices of Records Management 3
  Total Guided Electives Credits 9
  Total Credits for Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies 18
*Always online

**Sometimes online

***Can create an online section

 Admission Requirements
1. Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5.

3. Three letters of recommendation.

4. An admissions interview. 

    Note:  for out of state students pursuing the program entirely online, phone or online interviews are substituted f              or an in-person interview.

For additional information contact the MALS Program Director, Dr. Marie Tedesco, at or (423) 439-4223