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Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

The certificate program consists of five courses (15 credits) at the graduate level and confers a Certificate upon successfully completing the program in conjunction with a UWM graduate degree. The four core courses must be taken in the following sequence, while the fifth course may be taken at any time after the completion of Anthro 721:

  • Anthro 720 History and Theory of Museums
  • Anthro 721 Museum Collections Management
  • Anthro 723 Museum Curation and Interpretation
  • Anthro 722 Exhibit Practicum
  • Anthro 724 Internship or approved elective course

The fifth course requirement (Anthro 724) can be satisfied through supplementary course work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or through completion of a 150-hour internship at the MPM or other approved institution. Anthropology, Art History, History and Educational Psychology all offer courses that supplement the Museum Studies Curriculum and fulfill the required elective. The structure and scheduling of the coursework requires at least two years for completion, since each course is taught only once a year and the four courses must be taken in sequence.

The Museum Studies Certificate Program must be completed in conjunction with a graduate program in an academic discipline (e.g. Anthropology, History, Art History or Educational Psychology). To enter the certificate program students should apply directly to the UWM Graduate School in their academic discipline.