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Museum Studies (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Museum Studies Certificate Program (MSCP) is designed to enhance existing graduate degree programs for those students seeking scholarly expertise and practical experience in the field of museum studies. The theoretical and scholarly orientation of the curriculum for the MSCP is balanced with archival and curatorial practice through internships at the Center of Creative Photography, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Arizona State Museum, and other relevant cultural institutions in the region.

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Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Art

College of Fine Arts  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Megan G Bartel
Graduate Program Coordinator
Megan G Bartel
Director of Graduate Studies
Karen M Zimmermann
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi Renee Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Application Prerequisites:

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and a recognized Bachelor's degree.

Application Requirements:

Please schedule an interview with the Museum Studies Certificate advisor, Dr. Irene Romano (  After the interview process, you will then complete the brief Graduate Admissions Application.

If you have specific questions, please contact the Graduate Coordinator in the School of Art by sending an email to

Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at anytime by logging in to this account and opening this application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.

Standardized Tests

No standardized tests are required.

Financial Aid

The School of Art offers fee waivers, scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships for graduate students in good standing. These awards are competitive and assigned during both fall and spring semesters.
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Admissions Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2301,2399,2799

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 18
Core coursework
12 hours of graduate coursework in Museum Studies (at least one course is offered per semester in this area of study).
6 hours of an internship in which there is a substantial scholarly component.

The requirements for completion of the certificate program are in addition to the hours required for an MA/MFA, although 6 of the 12 hours of coursework in Museum Studies can be counted toward the hours for the MA/MFA.

Minor Requirements

There are no minor requirements for this degree.

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Last revised 04 Oct 2018