Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Museums anchor communities, celebrate cultures, preserve heritage, stimulate discovery, embrace diversity, innovate learning, and engage people with each other and important issues of our time. The online Graduate Certificate program prepares students who are currently enrolled in or have completed master's or doctoral degree programs to enter the museum professions. Since its start in 2003, the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies has prepared students for positions in museum administration, education, collection management, registration, exhibition development, curation, and public programs. 

The Certificate requires 18 credit hours of study consisting of two core courses, “Museum Practices” and “Museums and Communities”, two 150-hour museum internships and two electives tailored to the student’s professional objectives. The program can be completed in 12 months. 

As an interdisciplinary program, individuals from all fields, including anthropology, art history, biology, history, business, education, geology, communication, and public administration are encouraged to participate.