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Archives Management

Graduate Certificate

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Archives Management gives students the core knowledge and skills they need to become a professional archivist, as stated by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). This program may be of interest to working professionals who would like to keep up with changes in the field or earn an additional credential, professionals changing careers within the same field, and prospective students from relevant fields (such as history and museum studies).

As a student in this program, you learn to:

  • Identify and preserve essential parts of a society’s cultural heritage.
  • Organize and maintain the documentary record of institutions, groups, and individuals.
  • Assist in the process of remembering the past through authentic and reliable primary sources.
  • Serve a broad range of people who seek to locate and use valuable evidence and information.

Certificate Requirements

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) 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor’s degree
  2. 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. Personal statement
  3. TOEFL scores (minimum 100) or IELTS scores (minimum 7.5) (international students only)



LIS-S 581Archives and Records Management3 Credits
LIS-S 582Digital Preservation3 Credits
LIS-S 584Archival Arrangement and Description3 Credits
LIS-S 585Archival Appraisal and Management3 Credits

Non-LIS graduate students are required to take LIS-S 500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession.


LIS-S 583Data Curation and Management3 Credits
LIS-S 586Archival Intelligence 3 Credits
LIS-S 591Grant Writing3 Credits
LIS-S 605Internship in Library and Information Science3 Credits
LIS-S 623Genealogy and Local History3 Credits
LIS-S 685Electronic Records Management3 Credits
LIS-S 686Web Archiving and Preservation3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $492.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1477.50

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $492.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1477.50
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