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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Archival Studies Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Don Rice; ricedb@etsu.edu; 423-439-6158

The Archival Studies Graduate Certificate is an eighteen (18) credit-hour program designed for individuals who need, or want, archival training, but for whom the full degree program is not a necessity. Employees of a museum, historic site, or business may benefit from the certificate, as may history students who desire to complement their undergraduate or graduate degree. Individuals who must organize church or family records will also benefit from the certificate program. Students who have completed the Archival Studies Graduate Certificate may have up to 18 of the certificate credits applied toward the Master of Arts Liberal Studies, Archival Studies Concentration, as long as the courses fall within matriculation limits. Please note that the certificate may be completed online. Please contact the Archives Education coordinator for details at 423-439-4223.

Program Admission Requirements for Archival Studies Certificate

A student applying to the Certificate in Archival Studies program needs the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A successful admissions interview.

Required Archival Studies Courses

Students must take the following three (3) courses

Total Archival Studies Hours: 9

Guided Electives

Three courses from the courses listed below or two courses from those listed below and one other not on list, with approval of  the MALS director.

Total Elective Hours: 9

Total Hours Required: 18


With the approval of the Archival Studies Coordinator, students may select ONE elective course not on the list above.

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see http://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/pdf/gainfulemployment1.pdf

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