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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Archival Studies Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

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. 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

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

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