Advanced Study Certificate (UW-Milwaukee)
An extensive CAS program gives professionals an opportunity to develop a specialty in a library-information function or in a particular subject or discipline. It enables the individual to alter the direction of a career path or to enrich and strengthen capabilities already in use.
The School of Information Studies (SOIS) currently offers two Certificates of Advanced Study.
- CAS in Archives and Records Administration: The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Archives and Records Administration consists of 15 credits of advanced coursework selected from the list of CAS courses by the students in conjunction with the Archival Program Director. 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.
- CAS 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.
Total credits required for completion: 15
A Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS/MLS) or a Master's degree in a closely related field such as history, educational technology or computer science is required for admission. No specific work experience is required.
- Non-Degree Application to UWM as a Non-degree student is required. When filling out the non-degree application you must indicate in the Applicant Statement, Section IV, that you are applying for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives & Records Administration.
- $15 Application processing fee
- English Proficiency
- Student Statement: Describe your area of interest, professional objectives and career plan
- Two Recommendation Letters
- Transcripts from the candidate's Master's Degree Program (unofficial transcripts acceptable)