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Certificate of Advanced Study

While the master's degree is a professional requirement for many positions within the information field, many professionals choose to pursue a specialized area of study to diversify their skill set. The Certificate of Advanced Study program is tailored to meet the individual needs of experienced information professionals who:

  1. Wish to extend their study beyond the 36 semester credit hours required for the iSchool MSIS program OR
  2. Already hold a master's degree in library and information studies or cognate fields, and wish to augment their education, significantly expand their skills, and/or develop proficiencies in preparation for specialized positions and activities. 


Suggested Areas of Study

  • User Experience (UX) Research
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Academic Librarianship
  • Public Librarianship
  • Digital Humanities
  • Data Curation
  • Preservation Administration
  • Collections Care
  • Archives
  • Records Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Security


Application & Curriculum Requirements

  • If you are not currently enrolled as a student, you must apply to the UT Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student. The application deadline is December 15fh. Learn more about admissions
  • Students who are currently enrolled in the master's program may extend their studies for the required minimum of 12 hours to earn the certificate before applying to graduate.
  • Complete the CAS Application (PDF | Word)
  • Minimum of (12) semester hours. More semester hours may be necessary depending on the student's academic background and professional goals.
  • More than half of the course hours will be taken in the School of Information and no more than six (6) semester hours of upper-division undergraduate courses can be taken.
  • An Individual Studies course (INF 381) or an INF 388 exit or experience course must be included.
  • Submit CAS Completion Form in the last two weeks of the student's final semester (PDF | Word)