Library and Information Science: Archives Management Certificate

The Archives Management Certificate program prepares students for careers in both digital and physical archives. This degree is specifically designed for students who have already earned a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school.


The demand for archivists has expanded as society has become more aware of the value of preserving our heritage and records. Archivists collect, appraise, and preserve documents and materials found in manuscripts, moving images and photographs, oral-history recordings, multimedia, government records, and literary correspondence.

Our students work in varied settings, such as public archives, colleges and universities, museums and cultural heritage sites, photographic and film collections, public libraries, foundations, government agencies, and corporations. New jobs have been created in public and private organizations, where archivists establish and maintain proper repositories for larger and more diverse collections of records.

We offer three ways for students to earn the Archives Management Certificate:

  1. Face-to-face in Boston
  2. Face-to-face in South Hadley
  3. Online

All SLIS Alumni admitted to the post-master's program receive a 50% discount off current Simmons tuition.

Ready to take the next step? We'll guide you through the requirements and deadlines — and get you started on your way.

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Our Faculty

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Katherine Wisser

  • Associate Professor and Associate Director of SLIS, Director Archives Concentration, Co-Director of Dual Degree MS LIS-Archives and MA History Program and Director of Archives Certificate Program