Consider a graduate certificate in museum studies!

The MSP graduate certificate program creates an interdisciplinary environment for exploring historical and current theoretical, ethical and practice-based issues in and about museums (and related cultural institutions) from an “applied-theory” (or “critical practice”)  perspective. In a 12-credit hour plus practicum curriculum, students gain a theoretical background in the study of museums integrated with practical experience in “museum work” – through classwork, site visits, “capstone” projects, and a three-month funded practicum experience.

Over its 15 years, the program has attracted a diverse array of students from 10 colleges and more than 30 disciplines with interests ranging from pursuing a museum career to thinking about museums as memory and cultural institutions in their doctoral research. Among the great joys of the program is our ability to bring together graduate students from so many different disciplines and perspectives to explore the rich terrain of the rapidly changing inter-discipline of museum studies.


MSP is still accepting applications for the fall 2017 cohort, if you are interested in learning more about the program, please explore this website and/or contact Carla Sinopoli (MSP Director) at with any questions..

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MSP16 at the Field Museum

MSP16 at the Field Museum