Clayton State University's Master of Archival Studies (MAS) is an exceptional program that prepares professionals for careers in government, businesses, and collecting archives. The program emphasizes digital archives and electronic records. Because the program concentrates on archives and records, it offers more in depth study than students would receive in a library, information science, or public history program. Its innovative blend of traditional archival knowledge with information technology responds to the need for professionals who understand contemporary records and recordkeeping systems. Courses cover all aspects of the profession, including theoretical foundations, appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference services and access, preservation, outreach and advocacy, management, and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities. Technical courses explore the impact of technology so that students understand the context of digital information systems and have the skills to work with electronic records. The program is entirely online, allowing students to attend from anywhere in the world. Students attend weekly live, interactive Web lectures and participate in ongoing, online discussions with the instructor and other students. The program welcomes practicing archivists who want to take courses to keep their knowledge and skills current.
Morrow , United States