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College of Arts and Letters

Graduate Study

Museum Studies - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies provides students with theoretical and practical experience in museums and focuses on object-based collections. The certificate enhances a master’s or doctoral program in a specific field of study through consideration of various museological areas such as curation, education, technology, exhibition, and administration.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Students must complete 15 credits from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
MUSM 886 Fundamentals of Museum Studies 3
MUSM 893 Museum Internship 3
2. A minimum of three of the following courses of which two must be at the 800-level, as approved by the Museum Studies advisor:
CSUS 873 Culture, Communities and Tourism 3
MUSM 488 Museum Curatorial Practices 3
MUSM 492 Special Topics in Museum Studies 3
MUSM 494 Museum Exhibitions: Theory and Development 3
MUSM 498 Learning in Museums 3
MUSM 887 Museums and Technology 3
MUSM 888 Curatorial Practices in Museums and Cultural Organizations 3
MUSM 895 Special Topics in Museum Studies 3
MUSM 897 Practicum in Musuem Studies 1 to 3