Archival Studies, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G021

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 endorses the abilities and knowledge of the certificate holders.

Certificate Requirements

LIS 5343Archival Concepts and Traditions3
LIS 5563Archival Appraisal3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Archival Representation and Use
Document and Records Management
Preservation of Information Materials
Special Topics/Seminar (Topic: Digital Curation)
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.