Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies
The Archival Studies Graduate Certificate is an eighteen (18) credit 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. Students who have completed the Archival Studies Graduate Certificate may have up to 18 of the certificate credits applied toward the Master of Arts Liberal Studies, Archival Studies Concentration, as long as the courses fall within matriculation limits. Please note that the certificate may be completed online.
Read more about the Archival Studies Graduate Certificate in the Graduate Catalog link, here.
Program of Study
The program of study consists of archival studies core courses, and guided electives.
|REQUIRED ARCHIVAL STUDIES CORE|
|AVST 5310||Archives History, Theory, and Current Issues||3|
|AVST 5311||Archives Principles and Practices||3|
|AVST 5312||Archives Conservation||3|
|AVST 5330||Digital Archiving||3|
|Total Required Archival Studies Core Credits||12|
|Students must take two courses from the list below.|
|APST 5957||Special Topics in Appalachian Studies (when topic is relevant)||3|
|AVST 5320||Principles and Practices of Records Management||3|
|AVST 5570||Archives Practicum||3|
|CSCI 5317||Internet and Computer Law||3|
|HIST 5950||Introduction to Historical Research||3|
|HIST 5540||Public History: Theory and Practice||3|
|HIST 5957||Topics in History (when topic is relevant)||3|
|MEDA 5000||History and Philosophy of Librarianship||3|
|MEDA 5400||Technology in Teaching and Learning||3|
|MEDA 5720||Cataloging and Classification||3|
|PMGT 5140||Public Organization Theory||3|
|PMGT 5160||Public Budgeting and Finance||3|
|PMGT 5300||Not-For-Profit Resource Development||3|
|Total Directed Electives Credits||6|
|Total Credits for Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies||18|
1. A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
2. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
3. Three letters of recommendation.
4. A successful admissions interview.
Note: out of state students pursuing the program entirely online, phone or online interviews are substituted for an in-person interview.