The ARM requires 72 credits of coursework (including internship and research thesis) and foreign language competence. Two years minimum are required to complete the program although some students may take longer.
Required Course Credits
- HIST 505 (4)
- HIST 525 (4)
- HIST 526 or 528 (4)
- HIST 530 or 532 (4)
- hist 535 AND 536 (20)
- hist 538 (4)
- HIST 690 (12)
- Two graduate courses in history (8)
- Elective courses (12)
See course descriptions.
Students complete a 500-hour internship (HIST 535/536) at a cooperating archives or records management agency. This provides supervised practical experience in professional work. Internships have been available in recent years in governmental, academic, business, and historical organizations in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the U.S. and Canada. Selection of internships is based on individual needs and interests, in consultation with the program advisor.
Electives, including courses in history, archives, records management, or another discipline related to the student’s goals and interests, should be chosen in consultation with the program advisor.
A research thesis (HIST 690) is required. Topics may relate to any aspect of archives, records management, or to any field of history.
The foreign language requirement is the same as for the MA in history. Both ARM master’s and post-master’s students may demonstrate computer programming competence, in lieu of a foreign language, by completing a three-course sequence (CSci 112, CSci 202, MIS 314) with final course grade of B or better, or as approved by the history faculty.