School of Art

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Museum Studies

Are you curious about how museums are organized and operate, how they care for and interpret their collections, how they serve their audiences, and what issues they face in satisfying their diverse responsibilities?

Are you interested in a career in museum work? Or would you like to increase your potential for advancement in the field of museum work?

Do you have at least a bachelor's degree that would be strengthened by additional training in the field of museum studies?

If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program is for you. The graduate certificate explores fundamental aspects of museum work. You will learn the skills and knowledge that are the basis for many aspects of museum work, including: museum management, collection care and maintenance, and exhibition and educational program development. Students should expect to complete the certificate over a one- to two-year period. The certificate program may be pursued as a stand-alone program or may be earned in conjunction with existing graduate degree programs.

Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Duration: 2.0 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
School of Art
DAAP School of Art
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-2962

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • $20 application fee domestic, $25 international.
  • Transcripts that indicate receipt of a least a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA.



The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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