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.


The CAS candidate will complete 15 credits of course work, planned in conjunction with the Archival Studies Program Director 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 with the prior approval of the Archival Studies Program Director, in an approved area (Ex: Administrative Leadership, Anthropology, Business Administration, Computer Science, etc).
  • No thesis is required, but students may obtain up to 6 credits in independent study which is included as a part of the total approved program.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained.
  • The program must be completed within 3 years from the date of admission.

Please visit the Graduate School website for complete details:


Required Course
INFOST 650 – An Introduction to Modern Archives Administration (3 cr)

An introduction to the archives profession, archives administration, main uses of primary sources in academic research, and archival issues regarding the Internet and other technologies. Note: INFOST 650 is a prerequisite for most CAS courses.
*Students must earn a B or higher in 650 to earn the CAS in Archives and Records Administration

  • 655 Information and Records Management
  • 656 Electronic Document and Records Management
  • 682 Digital Libraries
  • 691 Special Topics: Archiving Audiovisuals (1 cr.)
  • 714 Metadata
  • 740 Information Literacy Instruction
  • 750 Arrangement and Description in Archives
  • 752 Archival Outreach: Programs and Services
  • 753 Preserving Information Media
  • 758 Technology Issues in Archives (Advanced Topics)
  • 759 Fieldwork in Archives and Manuscripts*
  • 791 Topics in Library and Information Science: Community Archives (3 cr.)
  • 850 Seminar in Modern Archives Administration
  • 855 Appraisal and Collection Development for Archives and Manuscripts (Advanced Topics)
  • 891 Introduction to Legal Issues for Archivists and Records Managers (1 cr.)
  • 891 Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists and Records Managers (1 cr.)
  • 891 Copyright Legal Issues for Archivists and Records Managers (1 cr.)
  • 891 Archives Administration
  • 999 Independent Research