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Program Overview

Degree Offered: M.A.S.

Archives preserve records created by public and private bodies, individuals and communities and make those records available, as appropriate, for a broad range of scholarly and societal purposes. Archives play a vital role in holding public bodies to account and in preserving evidence, culture and social memory.

The Master of Archival Studies program prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers as records and archives professionals, working with records throughout their life cycle. The roles of records professionals include creating and implementing policies, procedures, methods and technologies for managing records in their offices of origin; appraising, acquiring and preserving records with enduring value; and making them available to a wide range of researchers and users.

The curriculum aligns with the guidelines for archival education published by the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.

For information on the dual M.A.S./M.L.I.S. degree program, visit the Master of Archival Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies.

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