Master of Archival Studies
Clayton State University

Program Details

The online Master of Archival Studies degree program from Clayton State University will prepare you to be a successful digital archivist who is committed to curating comprehensive, trustworthy collections of records that merit long-term preservation. The curriculum is founded on the guidelines for archival education published by the Society of American Archivists and the Academy of Certified Archivists, and emphasizes:

  • The principles of archival science and how archives are distinguished from libraries, museums, and other information professions
  • Records and recordkeeping systems and how they are changing in a digital environment
  • Knowledge and skills basic to all archival funcitons, including appraisal and selection, arrangement and description, reference and access, preservation and protection, outreach, and management of archival programs
  • Legal and ethical obligations
  • Technical skills necessary to work with digital materials


  • Bachelor's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores, if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges