Eligibility criteria for admission to the certificate program include a B.A. degree from an accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Awarding of certificates will be handled consistent with guidelines and timing of degree awards of the Graduate School. Completion of the program will appear on the graduate transcript.
Current KU Students
Current graduate students wishing to enroll in the Graduate Certificate program will apply through the Graduate School. A student must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. The application process entails completing the online application, paying a $30.00 application fee, and submitting materials required for the Museum Studies Certificate:
a. A letter stating your interest in Museum Studies and its relationship to your graduate course of study.
b. An unofficial copy of your KU transcript;
c. A letter of support from your graduate degree program.
Non-KU graduate students must complete an application to the Graduate School for admission into the certificate program and submit an application fee along with the following materials:
a. A letter stating your interest in the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate program. In 2-3 pages, address such topics as (a) what about museums and museum studies particularly interests you, (b) how the Certificate will support or enhance your career goals, (c) the area of museum work most relevant to your career goals, (c) relevant experience and background information, (d) how KU’s program matches your interests, and (e) anything else you think is important to your application.
b. A copy of your college transcript;
c. Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic work or potential for graduate study.