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Archives Management Specialization in the Master of Library and Information Science

Degree Requirements (39 credit hours)

The Archives Management Specialization covers all aspects of the archival management profession and functions, including theoretical foundations, appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference services and access, preservation, outreach and advocacy, management, and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities.

The specialization will appear on your transcript.

See the Advising Handbook for more information and a specialization checklist.

Students without sufficient work experience in archives are required to complete 3 credit hours as an archives internship to gain the Archives Management Specialization. Sufficient experience is defined as 3 months full-time or 6 months part-time work in an archives under the supervision of a professional archivist, although there is variation in what may be considered sufficient experience. Dual-degree Public History students are advised to discuss requirements with their advisor. Final determination of whether an internship is required is determined by the student’s advisor.