May 13, 2021
Pippa Holloway, Program Director
Rebecca Conard, Director of Public History Program
The History Department offers the Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History, and a Ph.D. in Public History as well as graduate certificates in Archival Management, Heritage Studies, Historic Preservation, and Museum Management.
The certificate program seeks to provide an opportunity for students to pursue advanced study for careers in museum management and in-depth professional training for graduate students seeking employment in public and private institutions at the national, state, and local levels. This certificate in Museum Management also provides a transitional bridge to the Ph.D. program in Public History.
The certificate of advanced study in Museum Management offers an opportunity for students to take relevant graduate courses outside the History Department to meet their specific needs and interests.
For the most current information about the program, department policies, and admission standards, please visit the department website at www.mtsu.edu/history.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Admission to the Museum Management certificate program requires
- an earned master’s degree from an accredited university or college or current enrollment in a master’s degree program;
- an acceptable grade point average in all college work taken.
Modifications to the above requirements may be made with the permission of the department’s director of graduate studies and the department’s graduate committee.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- meet the admission requirements of the University and the program;
- submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
Once admitted to the program, candidate must
- complete 12 hours of graduate history courses, all at the 6000 level (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
- maintain a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.00 in courses leading to the certificate;
- successfully complete a portfolio review.
Curriculum: Museum Management
All candidates for the graduate certificate in Museum Management must complete 12 hours in the following course of study:
Required Course (3 hours)
Students may transfer up to six (6) credit hours of approved coursework into the certificate program. The time limit for use of credit toward the certificate is six years from the date of enrollment in the earliest course applied toward the certificate, including transferred courses.
Candidate must file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which candidate intends to graduate.