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Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

The course of study leading to the Certificate in Museum Studies comprises 15 credit hours at the graduate level. The Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the histories, concepts, and practices of the discipline of museum studies. The certificate program enables students to integrate knowledge of museum studies into their own academic disciplines or professional training. Completion of the certificate in museum studies represents an additional credential for graduate students from a variety of academic fields who are preparing for careers in research and teaching or professional practice. Enrollment in the program is open to students admitted to a regular KU graduate program or to non-degree seeking graduate students admitted to the Graduate School.

The Museum Studies core curriculum will be the basis for the graduate certificate, which emphasizes the essential interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of museum work by drawing on a range of departments in the University. The program allows students to gain knowledge in preparation for doctoral study, as well as for employment in museums and related fields such as historic preservation, cultural resource preservation, archives, and government agencies.

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.


Museum Events

Study Breaks: Finals in the Flex Space
Tues. May 9, Wed. May 10, Thurs. May 11 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Art and coffee final break in the Spencer
Spencer Museum of Art, Rm. 320
1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence KS
On KU Campus

Third Thursday
Thursday, May 18 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Information here
4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26-29
Various events at the
National World War I Museum and Memorial
More information here
2
 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO

First National African American Quilt Convention
July 12-15, 2017
TBD, Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.naaqc.org/

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