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Post-Baccalaureate in Museum Studies, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Carrollton, GA, United States
University of West Georgia faculty and Atlanta History Center professional staff co-teach the museum seminars, offering students a variety of perspectives on the field in the Post-Baccalaureate in Museum Studies programme. Additional guest speaker help students expand their professional networks.
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The museum studies seminars stress our commitment to practical experience as well as discussion of contemporary ideas and challenges in the museum field. Assignments focus on tasks that students will undertake in the real world of museums, from processing a museum collection and preparing an interpretation plan to evaluating educational programs, writing a foundation proposal or marketing plan, and developing an exhibit proposal. In each class, students prepare portfolios that assist them in marketing their skills to potential employers.

Learning Objectives 

  • Students who complete the Museum Studies Certificate program will demonstrate proficiency in the field of museum studies in three out of four content areas: museum education; museum collections management; museum exhibits; and museum education and interpretation.
  • Students will also demonstrate an understanding of material culture as evidenced through their ability to analyze and interpret historic artifacts.
  • Sudents will demonstrate the application of their understanding of the field of museum studies by completing an internship in a museum setting under the supervision of a museum professional.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Method of Material Culture Studies
  • Administration of Museums and Historic Sites
  • Collections Management in Museums
  • Education and Interpretation at Museums
  • Exhibits at Museums and Historic Sites

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admittance Guidelines
  • Students who are currently enrolled in the MA program may take courses that count for the Public History and Museum Studies Certificates as part of the public history concentration in the M.A. degree, but they may need to take one or two additional classes to complete the Certificate requirements.
  • If students complete the Certificate after earning their M.A. degree, they will need to write a letter to the Graduate School to indicate that they wish to add the Public History or Museum Studies Certificate before enrolling to complete these classes. 
  • Students who have an MA or PHD do not need to take the GRE exam.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    627 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 627 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Carrollton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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