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We are not currently accepting new applications for this program - please schedule a conversation with our advising staff to learn about related, current programs and opportunities at ASU.
The ability to present information in a tangible, real-word environment is a critical part of the preservation and proliferation of human culture. This graduate-level certificate equips you with display-building skills to better connect visually, intellectually and emotionally with visitors in a museum, gallery or other cultural or professional setting.
In the museum studies certificate program, students examine how museums produce and reflect culture and they examine the role museums play worldwide.
Students develop theoretical questions and applied skills that engage the functions, practices and critical analyses of museums. They gain practical experience while being encouraged to challenge preconceived notions about museums and the way they affect and are affected by societies and cultures. Designed to be use-inspired, socially embedded and transcultural, the program ensures that students understand the meaning and significance of museums in contemporary society and prepares them for diverse museum careers.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Suitable backgrounds for admission include disciplines related to museum studies, anthropology, history or art (fine art or art history).
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.
International students who need an F1 or J1 visa will first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.
For information on spring admission, students should contact the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
Disclosure information about this U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment program is available at https://catalog.asu.edu/files/disclosures/LAMUSEUMCE/Gedt.pdf.