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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MLIS with Archives Concentration

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Degrees Offered: Master of Library Information Science (MLIS) with an Archives Concentration

Program Length: The Program must be completed within four years from the date of admission.

University Sponsoring Department: UNIVERSITYof WISCONSIN, UMILWAUKEE, School of Information Studies

Internship Requirement: Complete a fieldwork with a focus on archives. Fieldwork may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits during any one semester as part of the required 15 elective credits for the concentration. A total of 3 credits of fieldwork is required. Students wishing to waive this requirement must contact the Director. If any amount of fieldwork is waived, the student must still complete a total of 15 credits of archives elective coursework. A maximum of 3 credits of fieldwork may be included in the 15 credits of electives for the concentration (another 3 credits may count toward the MLIS, but not toward the concentration). Fieldwork is generally completed later in a student's program. Completion of the Introduction to Modem Archives Administration (650) is a prerequisite.

Research Thesis: No thesis is required but students may obtain up to six credits in independent study which is included as a part of the total approved program.

Basic Requirements: For the Archival Studies Concentration students take 15 credits of coursework in archival studies as electives within the overall MLIS program.

COMPLETING THE CONCENTRATION IN ARCHIVAL STUDIES
Minimum grade of b A minimum grade of "B" (3.00 grade points) is required in all SOIS courses applied toward the concentration.

Prerequisites: Apply and gain admission to the MLIS degree program. Once admitted, complete the Archives Concentration Declaration of Intent Form and contact Amy Cooper Cary, Director, Archival Studies Program, to plan your program.

Program Website URL: http://www.uwm.edu/sois/programs/graduate/mlis/archives.cfm

Appeals To: Students who need flexibility in their schedule provided by taking coursework online.

Other Options: The CAS program can be completed onsite or completely online. Classes are very specific and pointed on important practical and philosophical topics in the archives field.

Information from Program Brochures

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) - Archives and Records Administration

About the Program: The Archival Studies Concentration emphasizes theoretical and practical archival experiences. Students who specialize in the Archival Studies Concentration are qualified for careers in a wide variety of settings, including: archives, libraries, manuscript repositories, special collections, records management agencies, private corporations, government agencies, and religious organizations.

Partnerships with area institutions, businesses and nonprofit organizations provide UWM
with countless ways to enhance the education of its students and*nrich the knowledge of its faculty. Whether you study with us onsite or online, you are sure to benefit from our rich network of partnerships.

Gaol of the Program

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Archives and Records Adminstration consists of 15 credits of advanced coursework selected by the students in conjunction with the Archival Studies Program Coordinator.

The goal of the CAS program is to help working professionals develop a specialty in archives and records administration and to update their knowledge in core areas of their responsibilities. It enables the individual to either alter the direction of a career path or to enrich and strengthen capabilities already in use.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • 650 An Introduction to Modern Archives Administration
  • 759* Fieldwork in Archives and Manuscripts
    'Exception. If a student is working in an archival repository and can show sufficient archival experience. he/she may request permission to substitute an additional selected course for SOIS 759

ELECTIVE COURSES

Students must take 3 of the following courses in Archives and Records Management:

  • 655 Information and Records Management
  • 656 Electronic Document and Records Management
  • 735 The Academic Library
  • 750 Arrangement and Description in Archives
  • 752 Archival Outreach: Programs and Services
  • 753 Preserving Information Media
  • 758 Seminar in Modern Archives Administration
  • 832 Government Information Sources and Services
  • 861 Seminar in Intellectual Freedom
  • 862 Legal Issues for Library and Information Managers
  • 891 Technology Issues in Archives
  • 891 Appraisal and Collection Development for Archives and Manuscripts
  • 999 Independent Research

COMPLETING THE CONCENTRATION IN ARCHIVAL STUDIES
Minimum grade of b A minimum grade of "B" (3.00 grade points) is required in all SOIS courses applied toward the concentration.

Transfer Credits: Maximitm of 6 transfer credit A maximum of 6 transfer credits from an institution other than UVVM may count toward the concentration, subject to Graduate School and SOIS transfer policies and procedures. UWM graduate coursework taken prior to admission to the current degree program is subject to standard transfer limits. Any transfer credits applied toward a concentration are part of the total transfer limit for that degree.

How to Apply

STEP ONE Apply and gain admission to the MLIS degree program. Application deadlines are:
February 1 - Fall Semester (begins in September) September 1 - Spring Semester (begins in January) December 1 - Summer Semester (begins in May) Application Details: www.uwm.edu/sois/admission/masters/

STEP TWO, Once admitted, complete the Archives Concentration Declaration of Intent Form and contact Amy Cooper Cary, Director, Archival Studies Program, to plan your program.
Archives Concentration Dedaration of Intent Form: www.uwm.edulsois/programs/graduate/mlis/archives.cfm
Amy Cooper Cary, Director, Archival Studies Program Email: amyccary@uwm.edu
Ph: 414-229-6929

STEP THREE: Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the list of qualifying elective courses. www.uwm.edu/sois/academics/ML1S/ mlisdegrees.htm#archives

STEP FOUR: Complete a fieldwork with a focus on archives. Fieldwork may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits during any one semester as part of the required 15 elective credits for the concentration. A total of 3 credits of fieldwork is required. Students wishing to waive this requirement must contact the Director. If any amount of fieldwork is waived, the student must still complete a total of 15 credits of archives elective coursework. A maximum of 3 credits of fieldwork may be included in the 15 credits of electives for the concentration (another 3 credits may count toward the MLIS, but not toward the concentration). Fieldwork is generally completed later in a student's program. Completion of the Introduction to Modem Archives Administration (650) is a prerequisite.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 15 hours of course work required, planned in conjunction with the Archival Studies Program Coordinator
  • Minimum of 12 credits must be taken within the UW—Milwaukee School of Information Studies curriculum
  • Up to 3 credits may be taken in another school or department within the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee in an approved ares (Ex: Administrative Leadership, Anthropology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Geography, History, Political Science, Urban Affairs, and Urban Planning) Maximum of 3 graduate credits may be transferred from another accredited university provided that the courses are relevant to the candidate's professional objectives
  • No thesis is required but students may obtain up to six credits in independent study which is included as a part of the total approved program
  • Grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained
    The program must be completed within four years from date of admission


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CONTACT US!

For more information on the Archival Studies Concentration please contact the bDirector of the Archival Studies Program.

Kimberly D. Anderson, Ph. D. sois-archivesinfo (at) uwm.edu 414-229-6817

UNIVERSITYof WISCONSIN
UWMILWAUKEE
School of Information Studies

3210 N. Maryland Ave
Bolton Hall Rm: 510
Milwaukee WI 53211

Phone: 414-229-4707
Toll Free: 888-349-3432
Fax: 414-229-6699

 
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