Are you looking for a museum studies credential – either freestanding, or to pair with your graduate work in another field? Our 18 credit hour Museum Studies Graduate Certificate will complement your graduate degree and prepare you for a career in museums. One required introductory course (3 credit hours) will start your theoretical foundation. Two core courses (6 credit hours) from an approved set (or a MSTD elective, with permission) introduce you to museum methods, and two electives (6 more credit hours), one of which must be MSTD, let you dig deeper into the specialty areas and issues that interest you most. Capping your certificate, a required internship (3 credit hours) gives you firsthand, practical experience in a local museum and the chance to apply your skills as you work closely with a professional mentor.
Graduate Certificate Curriculum: (18 cr. Total)
Museum Theory (3 cr.):
Core Courses (6 cr.): Choose two from the following:
Elective Courses (6 cr.): Choose two from the following, one of which must be MSTD:
Practical Museum Work (3 cr.):
Note: the 18 credit hour curriculum must be completed with a minimum grade of B- in each course.
To apply to the Graduate Certificate program in Museum Studies (MSTD), please visit: How To Apply
Feel free to contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Lois Silverman (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.