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School of Information Studies

Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Administration

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Archives and Records Administration is designed to help working professionals to update their knowledge in core areas of their responsibilities or to develop another specialty in a library-information area. It will enable students to either alter the direction of a career path or to enrich, update, and strengthen their skills and their knowledge of their field.

Eligibility and Admission

A Master of Library and Information Science degree or a master’s degree in a closely related field such as computer science, educational technology, or history with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average is required for admission.


  • All graduate certificate applicants—even those already enrolled in a UWM graduate program—must apply to the Graduate School through the UW System application. At the Reason for Applying screen, check Graduate Non-Degree.
  • Graduate degree students who decide to pursue a certificate program must submit the System application before completing 6 credits in the certificate sequence.

Certificate Requirements

Credits and Courses

The CAS candidate will complete 15 credits of coursework, planned in conjunction with his or her advisor, and approved by the Dean of the School of Information Studies as an individually designed program suited for the needs and professional objectives of the student.

A minimum of 12 credits must be taken in the School of Information Studies. Up to 3 credits may be taken in another school or department of UWM. Students may obtain up to three credits in independent study which is included as a part of the total approved program.

Grade Point Average Requirement

A minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average in certificate courses taken at UWM is required.

Articulation with Degree Programs

No more than 50% of the credits required for a certificate may count toward meeting UWM graduate degree requirements.

Time limit

Students must complete all certificate courses within 3 years of initial enrollment in the certificate sequence.

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