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    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Curation and Data Management certificate

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The graduate academic certificate in digital curation and data management prepares students and practicing information professionals with knowledge and skills for the emerging digital curation and data management workforce. The curriculum provides the conceptual foundation and application experiences to develop a defined set of competencies needed to perform essential job functions involving management, curation, preservation, and stewardship of digital data and information. The courses provide students hands-on experiences with technologies and applications in a virtual lab setting. The following courses are intended to be taken in sequence and it is possible to take two courses concurrently. INFO 5841  is the first course and is a prerequisite for subsequent courses. INFO 5842  can be taken concurrently with INFO 5841 .

Graduate academic certificates

The department offers graduate academic certificates in multiple areas of professional knowledge and skills.

The graduate academic certificate program is intended for two audiences:

  1. master’s degree library and information science professionals who want to develop expertise in specific areas in libraries or other settings and receive a graduate academic certificate; and
  2. bachelor’s or master’s degreed individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge of specific areas in libraries or other settings by taking master’s-level courses and receiving a graduate academic certificate.

Admission information: Prospective students must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School, which requires a graduate school application and official transcripts from prior colleges or universities. Students who are awarded graduate academic certificates and later apply for admission to the master’s program will be required to submit additional materials (see Master of Science program).

Program requirements: Graduate academic certificates consist of three or four courses. They can be pursued independently or concurrently with the master’s degree.


Completion of 12 credit hours of coursework, including 9 hours of required courses and 3 hours of elective courses.


The Gainful Employment Disclosures for Graduate Academic Certificates may be found at

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