Program Requirements


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, prospective students should submit their application, and all supporting materials using the University’s online application system.

Admissions Criteria

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

  • 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.


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.

MUSM 500 Museum Internship (offered spring, summer, or fall semesters)3
MUSM 501 Museum Administration (offered fall semester only)3
Select one of the following:
MUSM 502 Collections Management (offered spring semester only)
MUSM 503 Museum Education and Exhibition (offered spring semester only)
Approved Elective 13
Approved Elective 23