The Certificate of Museum Studies is available to students enrolled in a degree granting graduate program at the University, such as a Masters’ or Ph.D. program in History, Urban Affairs and Public Policy (UAPP), Education, Art History, Art Conservation, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts Liberal Studies (MALS), Fashion Apparel, the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and the Longwood Graduate Program.

To apply for the Museum Studies Certificate Program, download the Intake Form, complete it, and return it to the Museum Studies office via email or postal mail.

The certificate requires completion of the following courses:

MSST 600: Introduction to Museums

Six elective credits to be selected from the following:

  • Any MSST class
  • One crosslisted course with permission of the director
  • Three 1-credit courses in the Department of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (UAPP)

MSST 804: Internship to be arranged by the student in consultation with a faculy advisor or the Director of the Museum Studies Program. Please see the guidelines and application form for the internship.

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Museum Studies SWAT

Are you interested in learning more about hosting a January SWAT team at your site? Please email us for a self-nomination form, and details.

What is SWAT?

Each year during the winter break, MSST program director Dr. Kasey Grier leads a group of students to small museum for two weeks of hands-on experience. Projects include inventorying, cataloging and rehousing items. Students follow up these activities with detailed reports outlining thier work and providing recommendations for future collections management activities.

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