Library and Information Studies Graduate Certificates

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Certificate Program for School Librarianship

The School of Library and Information Studies offers a program leading to completion of the MLIS degree program and the Oklahoma Standard School Library Media Specialist Certificate. A student interested in pursuing the School Librarianship should plan a program of study with the assigned advisor as soon as possible to coordinate the Oklahoma Department of Education certification requirements with the student’s previously developed competencies as documented by transcripts and to ensure that needed courses will be accessible on the SLIS course rotation schedule. See School Librarianship program planning guide (PDF) for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies

The graduate certificate is a 12-credit hour (four course) program embedded within the Master of Library and Information Studies. It provides a focused specialization and an indication of expertise in archival theory and practice. It provides a formal indication of training which is imperative for securing an archivist position, and endorses the abilities and knowledge of the certificate holders. The required courses are LIS 5343LIS 5563, and 6 hours from the following list: LIS 5463LIS 5473LIS 5653, and/or LIS 5970 (Topic: Digital Curation).

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics for Information Professionals

The graduate certificate is a 12-credit hour (four course) program embedded within the Master of Library and Information Studies. The certificate provides a formal indicator of skills currently in great demand. It affirms the holder's capabilities to manage big data, analyze data, and interpret the findings. The required courses are LIS 5643, LIS 5623, and 6 hours from the following list: LIS 5683LIS 5063LIS 5673, and/or LIS 5970 (Topic: Information Retrieval and Text Mining).

Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities provides a pathway for individuals working in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences to advance their understanding of how potentially transformative methods, tools, models, applications, and theoretical frameworks are being put to use in expanding the scope and scale of inquiry in the humanities disciplines. The certificate consists of 12 credit hours (four courses). The required core courses are HSCI 5613 and an internship (either HSCI 5623 or LIS 5823), and the remaining 6 hours are selected from courses approved by the Graduate Certificate Curriculum Committee. A list of approved courses is available from the School of Library & Information Studies.