School of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Archives and Records Management Graduate Certificate

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Why Choose Archives and Records Management?

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. 

Real-World Experience

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:

  • National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Garst Museum
  • Clark County Historical Society
  • Preble County Historical Society
  • Armstrong Air and Space Museum
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Florida State Parks
  • Foxfire (GA)
  • Library of Congress¬†
  • National Park Service
  • Ohio History Connection
  • Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archeology (PA)
  • Philmont Chase Ranch Museum (AZ)
  • Wyoming State Parks

Academics and Curriculum

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.


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