Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration
The Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration was established both for individuals entering the archival profession and for those with experience in the field. The certificate program provides a professional education to individuals wishing identify, preserve, and make archival records accessible for use.
The Archival Administration certificate includes courses which teach students basic archival theory, methods and practice of appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference, and the legal and ethical concerns regarding traditional, visual, and electronic records. In addition, other courses include records management, historical institutions and an archival practicum.
The 15 credit Archival Administration certificate includes 6 credit hours of required course work and 9 credit hours of elective course work. Students working concurrently on the MLIS degree and the Certificate in Archival Administration are required to complete an additional six credits beyond the 36 required for the MLIS degree. For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.
Students interested in pursuing only the Archival Administration certificate should review our Certificate policy. Before enrolling in the certificate program, students must meet the program's technology requirements.
Please note that the Archival Administration certificate is not available to students in the Online MLIS Program.