Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies


Detailed Program of Study:

The Certificate in Museum Studies is a  3-semester (or one year + summer) program designed for designed for individuals who want to enhance their understanding of museum work but do not need a master’s degree, or to be completed in conjunction with a Master’s degree in Public History, History, Art History, Anthropology, or Studio Art or other disciplines by permission. The Certificate requirements include 18 credits, 12 of which are required and 6 are selected from a list of controlled electives.

Core Curriculum (12 Credits):

  • ANTH 545 Introduction to Museology (3 cr) AND
  • ART 503 Preventative Conservation / Collections Care (3 cr) AND
  • INTERNSHIP (credits from ANTH, ART, or HIST) (3 cr) AND
  • HIST 586 Interpreting Historic Places for the Public (3 cr) OR
  • HIST 500 Museums of North America (3 cr)

 Controlled Electives (6 Credits) 2 courses chosen from the following:    

  • ANTH 508 Native American Intersections and Museums
  • ANTH 540 Cultural Resource Management
  • ANTH 547 Museum Field Methods
  • ANTH 548 Museums and Society
  • ART 501 Museum Conservation Techniques I
  • ART 502 Museum Conservation Techniques II
  • ART 579 Art Theory, Criticism, Historiography
  • ART 587 Exhibition Studies
  • HIST 579 Oral History
  • HIST 581 Time Travel Through New Mexico’s Past
  • HIST 583 Advanced Historic Preservation
  • HIST 594 Public History Seminar

Additional electives may be accepted if pre-approved by the Department Head.