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 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.