In an era of historic change in record-keeping practices and an increasingly competitive job market, students pursuing careers in archiving and records management need formal credentials based on rigorous training.
The graduate certificate in Archival Studies presents exciting educational opportunities to practitioners working in libraries and archives, especially on the challenges posed by the emergence of digital record keeping. It provides a specialization in an area of growing interest within the library and information science field, and creates opportunities to learn more about archival practices as they affect the composition and meaning of cultural artifacts and historical records.
The program gives students core knowledge they’ll need in archives-related professions. The curriculum is structured around the guidelines for graduate programs set by the Society of American Archivists, ensuring that students have a comprehensive understanding of professional archival standards that may not otherwise be acquired without an archives concentration in their graduate-level education.