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Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, in cooperation with the Department of History and the Library Science Program, offers a graduate certificate program in Archival Administration. Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university may apply for admission to this 15-credit program. An undergraduate major in history or library science is not a prerequisite. However, preparation in history or the humanities or in library science may be helpful.

Requirements All candidates for the certificate must complete two core courses, Archival Administration and the Practicum in Archives. They must also complete three elective courses from the approved list of archival courses. Students admitted to a graduate program at Wayne State University in either History or Library Science may obtain the certificate as part of their degree work; only 9 of the 15 hours necessary to complete the certificate may be applies toward their degree program. Effectively, this means that student earning the certificate concurrently with a degree will earn the following: AAC with the M.A. in History, 41 hours; AAC with the MLIS, 42 hours; AAC with the Ph.D. in History, 96 hours. All coursework for the certificate must be completed, and the application for certificate filed, within a time limit of three years.

Core Courses (Required):

HIS 7840/LIS 7710 - Archival Administration
HIS 7685/LIS 7685 - Practicum in Archives Prerequisite HIS 7840/LIS 7710 plus 9 hours in elective coursework)  

Elective Courses (take 3 courses from the following list):

HIS 6780/LIS 6780 - Records Management
HIS 7745/LIS 7740 - Archives & Libraries in the Digital World
HIS 7820/7780 – Electronic Records
HIS 7860/LIS 7770 - Oral History: A Methodology for Research
HIS 7880/LIS 7685 - Administration of Historical Agencies
HIS 7890/LIS 7730 - Administration and Preservation of Visual Collections
LIS 7750 - Introduction to Archival & Library Conservation  

For further information on the program, contact:  

Kathleen Schmeling, Interim Director, Walter P. Reuther Library 
Elizabeth Faue, Director of Graduate Studies, History
Joseph Turrini, Director of the Archival Certificate Program 

3094 FAB 656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2525
Fax: (313) 577-6987
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/history
Email: ab3697@wayne.edu