Graduate Certificate in Museum Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Museum Practice is broadly designed to provide participants with critical knowledge and essential skills relating to different facets of museum operations.

The certificate program unites history, theory and practical learning in a curriculum that lays the groundwork for professional careers in museums and other cultural and heritage institutions. The program is available to students interested in complementing their discipline-based work in master's or doctoral programs across the university, as well as emerging museum professionals and others who wish to pursue it as a free-standing credential.

About the program

The graduate certificate program meets an important local, regional and national need by providing students with critical knowledge in various facets of museum operations and practical experience that will help them to enter this burgeoning and culturally rewarding area of employment.

The 12-credit hour curriculum purposefully packages a set of two required and two elective courses that together introduce and build upon a set of core museum-related competencies, including collections management skills, artifact analysis, exhibition design, museum education, grant-writing and public engagement.

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