Guidelines for Admission
Students currently admitted to a graduate program at the University of Memphis or another university and individuals already holding a graduate degree (MA, MFA, MS, PhD) may apply for admission to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies.
Students already enrolled in a graduate program are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for admission to the Museum Studies certificate program.
Students may not be concurrently enrolled in more than one certificate program at a time.
Students attending an institution of higher education other than the University of
Memphis or who already hold a graduate degree must apply to the Graduate School for
admission to the university and, in addition, must submit an application directly
to the Program in Museum Studies (see address below). The student's Museum Studies
application will include copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies
of official transcripts submitted to the University of Memphis Graduate School are
In rare instances, students who have completed an undergraduate degree program, but who have not been admitted to a graduate program, may apply and will be considered for admission to the program on an individual basis. For more information on this option, contact Dr. Luebbers.
All applications to the museum studies certificate program will be reviewed by the Admissions and Advisory Committee. The Committee may also interview prospective students in order to ensure a good fit between the program and the individual student's needs.
To apply, students must -
1. be admitted to the Graduate School of The University of Memphis
or another institution of higher education. If the student is
in a graduate program outside of the University of
or is already in possession of a graduate degree, the student
must apply to the Graduate School and must submit the following to the
Program in Museum Studies at the address given below -
2. send the completed Application Form to the Interdisciplinary
Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies
3. submit copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies of official transcripts
submitted to the University of Memphis Graduate School are acceptable)
4. submit a letter from the applicant describing the student's reasons for
wishing to acquire a graduate certificate in the area of museum studies
and how the program corresponds with prior experience and anticipated
career plans; and
5. submit three sealed letters of recommendation along with the approved
Recommendation Request Form from each recommender.
The deadline for applications to the Museum Studies Certificate Program for Fall semester 2018 is April 2, 2018.
Deadlines for applications for graduate study in specific programs at the University of Memphis for FALL 2018 are set by the individual departments.
Please check the appropriate links from The Graduate School - Academic Degree Programs web page.
Note: Deadlines for admission to the Graduate School are usually later than Departmental program deadlines. If you submit your application using the Graduate School's deadlines, you will have missed most Departmental cut off dates and your application will be delayed at least one semester.
Deadlines for Financial Aid applications at The University of Memphis for FALL 2018 vary. Some deadlines may have passed.
Please check the appropriate links from The Graduate School - Fellowships, Awards, and Federal Financial Aid web page.
MAIL THE MUSEUM STUDIES APPLICATION PACKET TO:
Program in Museum Studies
The University of Memphis
142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg.
Memphis, TN 38152-3200
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Leslie Luebbers, Director of the Art Museum (firstname.lastname@example.org)