Graduate Certificate in Archives & Special Collections

Archival Certificate

The School of Library and Information Science offers an 18-credit hour graduate certificate program in archives and special collections.

The program aims to prepare students for careers in archives and related fields at archival and special collections repositories and other research institutions. It combines online courses related to archival history, theory, methods, organization, and ethics, with an archival practicum, which can be arranged at an approved repository near the student. 

Except for the practicum, the certificate program is completed entirely online and can be earned with an MLIS degree, a related master’s degree, or as post-master’s certificate for those holding an MLIS or master’s degree in a related field. If completing the certificate concurrently with a master’s, students can share up to 12 credit hours between their certificate and their degree program.

For more information about admission requirements and application procedures, course requirements and descriptions, and information about SLIS’s British Studies courses, please follow the links below.

Course Information

Admission Requirements and How to Apply

Information for Enrolled Students (FAQs)

You may contact us anytime to discuss meeting your professional and educational goals through the certificate program. 

Dr. Teresa S. Welsh, Professor and SLIS Director
teresa.welsh@usm.edu

Dr. Matthew Griffis, Assistant Professor and Certificate Program Advisor
matthew.griffis@usm.edu