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Archives Management, Graduate Certificate

Become a professional archivist with a Graduate Certificate in Archives Management from IU Online. Earn an additional credential and move up in your career through this flexible, completely online program.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 18

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $492.50

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $492.50

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Archives Management teaches you how to identify and preserve essential parts of a society’s cultural heritage. Learn how to organize and maintain the documentary record of institutions, groups, and individuals. Additionally, serve a broad range of people who seek to locate and use valuable evidence and information.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree
  2. A 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. A personal statement
  3. TOEFL scores (minimum 100) or IELTS scores (minimum 7.5) (international students only)

Application Deadlines

Spring semester: Nov 1

Summer semester: Mar 1

Fall semester: Jun 1

To earn a Graduate Certificate in Archives Management, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (12 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours)


Core Classes for the Archives Management Graduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

LIS-S 581

Archives and Records Management

3 Credits

LIS-S 582

Digital Preservation

3 Credits

LIS-S 584

Archival Arrangement and Description

3 Credits

LIS-S 585

Archival Appraisal and Management

3 Credits

If you are not a student in library information science, you are required to take LIS-S 500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession.


Electives for the Archives Management Graduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

LIS-S 583

Data Curation and Management

3 Credits

LIS-S 586

Archival Intelligence 

3 Credits

LIS-S 591

Grant Writing

3 Credits

LIS-S 605

Internship in Library and Information Science

3 Credits

LIS-S 623

Genealogy and Local History

3 Credits

LIS-S 685

Electronic Records Management

3 Credits

LIS-S 686

Web Archiving and Preservation

3 Credits

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