Digital Libraries CAS | Admission Requirements

A Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS) 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.


Recommended Deadlines

March 1 - Fall semester
September 1 - Spring semester

There is no deadline for application, however for best consideration and course availability, the above dates are recommended

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Application Materials *

  • Non-Degree Application
  • Student Statement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts



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Non-Degree Application

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. Non-Degree Candidate (NDC) Admission information and a link to the online application:
  • $20 Application processing fee
  • English Proficiency

Student Statement

Describe your area of interest, professional objectives and career plan

2 Letters of Recommendation

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for the certificate of advanced study program, and should be sent to:
Sharon Lake, Graduate Advisor
UW-Milwaukee, SOIS
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201


Transcripts from the candidate's Master's Degree Program (unofficial transcripts acceptable)

Submission of Application Materials *

The Non-Degree Candidate Application can be completed & submitted online.
All other materials (student statement, letters of recommendation, and transcripts) should be submitted to:

Sharon Lake, Graduate Advisor
UW-Milwaukee, SOIS
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

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