Post-Master's Digital Curation Specialist Program Overview The online Post-Master's Digital Curation Specialist Certificate program focuses on the active management and preservation of digital resources throughout their life cycle, supporting the needs of current and future researchers. The rapid expansion of digital information in all disciplines has created a growing need for information professionals who can plan and implement projects to create, select, maintain, preserve, provide access to, and add value to digital resources in a variety of institutional settings. Applicants must have a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program and have completed all prerequisites for individual courses within their area of specialization.Program FeaturesCourses are taught by faculty from the College’s MSLIS program, ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleA highly interactive e-learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesStudents who complete the program will receive a credential entitled Digital Curation SpecialistState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses INFO 560Introduction to Archives I3.0INFO 753Introduction to Digital Curation3.0INFO 756Digital Preservation3.0Select one of the following Technology Courses:3.0INFO 605Introduction to Database Management INFO 633Information Visualization INFO 653Digital Libraries INFO 658Information Architecture INFO 755Electronic Records Management Select one of the following Content Add-Value Courses:3.0INFO 555Introduction to Geographic Information Systems INFO 622Content Representation INFO 661Cataloging Special Materials INFO 662Metadata and Resource Description Total Credits15.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria An ALA-accredited master’s degree Prerequisites may be required for individual courses and fulfillment will be evaluated on a case by case basisRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Essay/Statement of Purpose In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you. ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Post-Master's Digital Curation Specialist Program Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.