Aug 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Archival Studies, Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Jessimine Strauss;; (423) 439-6158

Marie Tedesco, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
209 Nell Dossett Hall
Box 70659
(423) 439-4223

The Archival Studies Graduate Certificate is an eighteen (18) credit 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.

Archival Studies, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 18 credits

Required Courses 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 18 credits

Gainful Employment

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