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Department of Art / Graduate / Museum Studies Program

Museum Studies Program

Museum Studies offers an interdepartmental program leading to a graduate level certificate based on both academic knowledge and on-site training. This grounding in theory and practice culminates in the internship experience with students working alongside professionals in archives, libraries, galleries, and museums.

The Museum Studies certificate is granted as a supplement to a graduate degree program. This dual approach follows the American Association of Museums’ recommendations that specialized museum training be combined with one or more academic disciplines as the ideal preparation for a professional career. Presently students comes from the departments of anthropology, art, arts administration, arts education, art history, classics, dance, history, humanities, information studies, interior design, recreation and leisure services administration, textiles and consumer science, and theatre.