Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program

The Museum Studies Program offers the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate on its Washington, D.C. campus:

General Program Requirements

  • 18 total credit hours of coursework
  • 12 credit hours of Museum Studies courses
  • 6 credit hours of internships
  • Fulfillment of the graduate writing requirement

Certificate Program Courses

Museum-related courses open to master's degree candidates are normally available to Certificate Program students.

View the Master's Degree Course Listing for the list of courses available.

Students may elect to take all or part of their internship experience in local museums or cultural organizations. Internships must meet university requirements and are subjected to approval and oversight by the internship coordinator.

Additional Information

Find out more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.




Do you have program specific questions? Contact the appropriate advisors for your program:

Certificate in Museum Studies
Jacqueline Emerick

Museum Collections Management and Care
Mary Coughlin

Gender, Race and the Museum

Unique Graduate Course: Gender, Race and the Museum

MSTD 6601 explores the role that  museums have played in the construction and reification of the categories of race (including whiteness) and gender, and the representation of the lives of women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other cultural minorities.

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