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The Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management program covers content areas included in certification examinations administered by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) and the Institute of Certified Records Management (ICRM).

For the Certificate in Archives and Record Management, whether taken as a post-Master's Certificate or as part of an MLIS degree (Master of Science in Library and Information Science), the following three courses are required (totaling 9 credits).  These courses are available fully online or face-to-face:

  • LIS 520 Records Management
  • LIS 714 Archives and Manuscripts
  • LIS 690 Internship in an Archives or Records Management setting

Students must choose an additional three courses from the electives listed below.  Some of the approved electives below may only be offered in a face-to-face format

  • LIS 611 Film and Media Collections
  • LIS 657 Introduction to Preservation
  • LIS 705 Principles and Practices in Archival Description: EAD/DACS
  • LIS 706 Digital Preservation
  • LIS 713 Rare Books and Special Collections
  • LIS 721 Appraisal of Archives and Manuscripts
  • LIS 722 Electronic Records
  • LIS 755 Information Technologies and Society
  • LIS 763 Metadata: Description and Access

Special Topics and WISE classes may be approved for Certificate elective credit on a case-by-case basis.