Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries
The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries is designed to help working professionals update their knowledge and develop specialty relating to the acquisition, organization and maintenance of digital content, virtual collections and services. 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. A Master of Library and Information Science degree or a master's degree in a closely related field such as computer science or educational technology with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average is required for admission.
The CAS candidate will complete 15 credits of course work, 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 the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. No thesis is required, but students may obtain up to 3 credits in independent research which is included as a part of the total approved program.
The certificate will be awarded upon completion of 15 credits in approved courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0). Those who have completed appropriate coursework as part of the UWM MLIS degree must complete at least 9 additional credits to earn the certificate. The program must be completed within a period of 3 years from first enrollment.