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Interdisciplinary Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program

(Above) Highlights From Museum Studies Welcome Back Party / September 7, 2012


Administered jointly by the Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Art, College of Communication and Fine Arts.

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies is intended to prepare students who are currently enrolled in or have graduated from Master's or Doctoral degree programs to enter the museum professions. As an interdisciplinary program, individuals from all fields, including art, anthropology, art history, biology, history, business, education, geology, communication, and public administration are encouraged to participate. The program will help prepare students for entry-level positions in museum administration, education, collection management, registration, exhibition development, curation, and public programs.

The Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary program open to students from departments in all colleges at the University of Memphis. The program draws on the expertise of faculty from different colleges and includes elective courses from a wide variety of departments.

The academic program for each student will be individually crafted by the student in consultation with members of the program's Admissions and Advisory Committee.

The deadline for applications to the Museum Studies Certificate Program for Fall semester 2013 is April 8, 2013.

Museum Studies Program
142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3200


Art History:

Dr. Leslie Luebbers


Dr. Patricia Podzorski



Dr. Robert Connolly


Dr. Linda Bennett  



 Dr. Suzanne Onstine


Fall 2013 Application Deadline:

Late applications for Fall semester 2013 are due July 19, 2013.


 Are you a graduate student? Are you interested in determining the best elective choice? Even as an undergraduate student, it's never too early to begin considering if the museum field is a plausible choice for your future professional career.

Consider Museum Studies:

For More Information and Application Forms:

or in person:

The Art Museum of The University of Memphis
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152

You may find that you have a calling in museum studies. Taking an elective course in Museum Studies is the best way to get a taste of working in the Museum field!

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