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 that 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

Choose 4 courses (12 hours) from the approved list of archive courses maintained by the academic unit and approved by the Graduate College.12
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.