Graduate Certificate - Archival Studies

ETSU Online Graduate Archival Studies

Graduate Certificate, Archival Studies

Archival Studies, Graduate Certificate Program Overview

The Archival Studies Graduate Certificate is an eighteen (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 complement their undergraduate or graduate degree. Individuals who must organize church or family records will also benefit from the certificate program.

This online graduate certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework led by the same faculty teaching on our campus.


A student applying to the Certificate in Archival Studies program needs the following:

  • a baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution
  • an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a successful admissions interview

Your Archival Studies Certificate Program

Students must take the following three (3) courses

  • AVST 5310 - Archives History and Issues (3 credits)
  • AVST 5311 - Archives Theory and Practice (3 credits )
  • AVST 5312 - Archives Conservation (3 credits)

Guided Electives
Students must take three (3) courses from the list below:

  • AVST 5320 - Principles and Practices of Records Management (3 credits)
  • AVST 5570 - Archives Practicum (3 credits)
  • CSCI 5011 - Internet Technology I (3 credits)
  • PMGT 5100 - Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)
  • MEDA 5000 - History and Philosophy of Educational Media and Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • MGMT 5010 - Essentials of Management (3 credits)
  • HIST 5950 - Introduction to Historical Research (3 credits)
  • SOAA 5627 - Ethnographic Fieldwork Techniques (3 credits)
  • MEDA 5720 - Organization of Library Media (3 credits)

Total Required Coursework: 18 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2015 -2016 Graduate Catalog,
Archival Studies Graduate Certificate




2015-16 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:


  • $554 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $706 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students


*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2015-2016 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.


Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 


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