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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 Students

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.


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Museum Events

German-American History Talk and Gallery Tour
Saturday, October 21 | 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.
Prof. William Keel of KU speaks on local German-American history, then we move to the third floor for a special tour of our new exhibit Community and Culture: The Lawrence Turnverein, with Watkins curator Brittany Keegan and Dr. Lorie Vanchena of KU.

My Name is Sallie Performance
October 25-26 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 317, Sam & Connie Perkins Central Court
This experimental, immersive musical theater experience tells the story of the founding gift of art to the University of Kansas that became the Spencer Museum of Art. Created by Spencer Archivist Robert Hickerson and featuring the talents of artists and students from across the community. The performance is a free special preview event and part of the centennial celebration of our collection. Tickets are available through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-name-is-sallie-tickets-37725266287.

Science of the Macabre
Thursday, October 26 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. 
Join us for a spooky night in the KU Natural History Museum as we celebrate Halloween. From spiders and snakes to parasites, we will explore the science of the creepy things that go bump in the night. See museum specimens, explore blood under black light, and enjoy free refreshments and win prizes.

Stories from the Museum Archives: Sallie Casey Thayer Collects
Sunday, November 5 | 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Rm 305, Stephen H. Goddard Study Center 
Spencer Museum archivist Robert Hickerson and student assistant Rose Wolf open up the archives for an exploration of primary resources that document the collection that initiated an art museum at KU. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU and the Museum’s centennial celebration of our collection.

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