The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS) proudly announces its Archival Studies program is ranked ninth among Library and Information Studies programs for Archives and Preservation in the recently released US News and World Report “Best Colleges 2009” report. This is the first time the program has received this kind of national recognition.
The Archival Studies program offers both a concentration within the Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and a certificate program for post master’s study (both of which are also offered as online programs), providing flexibility in program delivery to meet the needs of today’s diverse archives profession. The program has grown exponentially in recent years in terms of students and course offerings. Currently there are more than 50 students in this MLIS concentration and 20 students pursuing the certificate of advanced study.
SOIS’s Archival Studies Concentration in its MLIS program provides a balance of theoretical underpinning with practical archival experience. Students who have specialized in the Archival Studies Concentration have moved on to careers in a wide variety of settings such as academic libraries and archives, corporate archives and records management, professional associations, tribal archives, religious organizations, and digital libraries. To obtain the Concentration, students take fifteen credits of archives-related coursework within the overall MLIS program.