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Students admitted to selected graduate programs at Wright State and students who have received a graduate degree in history or in selected other disciplines may choose to complete a certificate in either museum studies or archives and records management.
Overall employment of archivists, curators, museum technicians, and conservators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need to store information in archives and public interest in science, art, and history will continue to spur demand for curators, museum technicians, and conservators. Applicants should expect very strong competition for jobs.
View the Archives and Records Management program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.
You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through internships during your graduate work. Students also recently participated in a living history encampment to commemorate the centennial of a group of Daytonians preparing to fight in World War I. Some institutions that have hosted Wright State graduate interns recently include:
View the Archives and Records Management Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.
Students who have previously earned a graduate degree must be admitted to the Graduate School with nondegree status. Students wishing to pursue the certificate must fill out a certificate application with the Director of the Public History track.