University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Museum Studies Certificate

The Museum Studies Certificate offers graduate-level knowledge, skills, and experiential training in the field of museums and galleries. The certificate is a 3-semester, 12-credit course of study with a field project conducted during the 3 semesters. Students take five 2-credit seminars in their first two semesters and one 2-credit Field Project Seminar in the 3rd term. Three seminars form a 6-credit core of courses that will be offered each year. This is a low-residential  hybrid certificate with coursework delivered in-person and synchronously online with the Field Project Seminar held in the third semester on campus or remotely from a recognized museum or gallery. 

Graduate Certificate - Museum Studies


Required Courses12
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.00

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTH 584Museum Studies Seminar (Exhibit Design)2
ARTH 584Museum Studies Seminar (Museum History and Theory)2
ARTH 595Museum Studies Field Project2
Complete 6 additional credits of the following course:6
Museum Studies Seminar
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-