Graduate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies is situated in the Rackham Graduate School. Students who have been admitted to or who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply for admission to the Program.

The Program requires 12 credit hours of coursework plus an approved practicum experience for award of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.  A portion of the credit hours may be double-counted with coursework undertaken in the student’s primary field of study. The Program offers some financial assistance, primarily for the spring and summer. The purpose of this funding is to promote internships, research assistantships, field work at museums, independent study related to students’ programs, participation at professional meetings and conferences, and dissertation research for those MSP students who are writing dissertations that deal explicitly with museums. Enrollment in the Program is competitive and is limited to a maximum of 12 students per year. Decisions regarding admission are made by the Program’s Steering Committee.

Students interested in applying to the UMMSP are advised to contact the Program’s Director. Program requirements and guidelines for admission are available on this website or may be obtained by contacting [email protected].

** Application deadline for the 2023-24 school year is February 23, 2024 **