Curriculum

The certificate program requires the completion of 15 credit hours, including three core courses. The remaining six hours will come from a list of electives pre-approved by the Museum Studies Advisory Board, allowing students the flexibility to tailor their program of study to their specific career goals.

Download the Certificate in Museum Studies Plan of Study (pdf). 

Course Hours
MUSM 500 Museum Internship 3
MUSM 501 Museum Administration 3
Select one of the following:
MUSM 502 Collections Management
OR
MUSM 503 Museum Education and Exhibition
3
Approved Elective 1 3
Approved Elective 2 3

Total

15

Application

Consistent with The University of Alabama Graduate School’s requirements, applicants to the Museum Studies Certificate Program must have completed a bachelor’s degree, and must be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program of study at The University of Alabama, OR have completed a graduate degree.

To apply for admission to the program, all prospective students must submit their application using the university’s online application system.

In addition, applicants not currently enrolled in a graduate program of study at The University of Alabama must submit a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation to the Museum Studies Internship Coordinator.

Admission Criteria

An applicant whose credentials meet the following minimum requirements may be considered for regular, unconditional admission to the Museum Studies Certificate Program:

  • GPA: The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 overall, 3.0 in the last 60 hours in a degree program, or 3.0 for a completed graduate degree program.
  • Admission test scores: The applicant must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School.

A student may be admitted conditionally if he/she falls below the expected criteria.