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Enhance your understanding of the art of preserving rare books, manuscripts and other media artifacts for perpetuity. By earning the certificate in Archival Studies, you can complement your education and career experience with a prestigious credential that provides a comprehensive foundation for the theory and practice of archival work.
Tuition Per Hour$420
Be a Guardian of History
Live, interactive classes are 100% online and taught by the same renowned faculty who teach in UA’s top-ranked MLIS program. This certificate may be combined with an MLIS or serve as supplemental coursework to other related master’s degrees.
- Application Priority DeadlineFebruary 1 for the fall semester
Students must earn 15 credit hours of coursework to receive the certificate. Please note that courses are subject to change.
- LS 555 Introduction to Archival Studies (must be taken during first fall semester)
- LS 556 Intellectual Foundations of Archival Theory and Practice
- LS 557 Archival Appraisal
- LS 558 Archival Representation, Access and Use
Approved archival studies elective (3 credit hours)
- LS 535 Records Management
- LS 562 Digital Libraries
- LS 564 Programming for Digital Libraries
- LS 565 Social Media and Informatics
- LS 566 Metadata
- LS 570 Internship
- LS 581 Universal Design for Information Technologies
- LS 582 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Library & Information Studies
- LS 583 Social Aspects of Information
- LS 590 Courses Applicable, advisor approved, special topics courses may be applied to the archival studies specialization
- LS 598 Directed Research
- CIS 656 Electronic and Contemporary Publishing
Online students enrolled in the MLIS program are required to meet hardware and software requirements as specified. Access to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with a high-speed broadband Internet connection is required.
In addition, MLIS students who study online must have
- A personal computer
- Email access
- An up-to-date operating system (Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X)
- An up-to-date web browser
- A headset with an attached microphone
- A quiet place to “attend” class (virtually) without interruption
Applications are accepted from students pursuing graduate work in allied disciplines or already possessing graduate degrees in related disciplines. Students pursuing the MLIS should apply for admission to the Archival Studies concentration.
To be considered for admission, students should have a 3.0 GPA overall for the last 60 semester hours in an undergraduate degree program.
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