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Interdisciplinarity. Theory and practice. An applied theory program.

At Michigan, students engage with museums in their seemingly infinite variety and from an interdisciplinary perspective that draws upon a rich body of museum-focused scholarship and cultural theory derived from multiple academic disciplines.

Course work for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and the Undergraduate Minor in Museum Studies emphasizes both theory and application and includes campus-based proseminars/lecture courses, cognates/electives from a variety of fields, and practica/internships, where the museum itself becomes the site of learning.

The Museum Studies Program provides outstanding opportunities to engage intellectually, professionally, and interpersonally with the world of museums.