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School of Art + Art History

Museum Studies

Admissions Information / Certificate (Graduate)

The Museum Studies certificate program meets the needs of current UF graduate students who wish to add a museum component to their current degree program in order to better understand museum professional practices and to expand their employment options. The certificate program requires a total of 12 credit hours: ARH6938 Introduction to Museology (3 credits), and two of the four 3 credit core Museum Studies seminars on campus, and a 3 credit internship (120 hours) at an approved institution.

Though applications are reviewed formally two times a year, November 1 for a spring semester start and March 1 for a fall semester start, interested students may reach out at anytime during the fall and spring semesters to discuss the curriculum. 

Required Steps for Current UF Students:

1.) Submit Your Admission Packet to Museum Studies, electronically, for Dr. Briley Rasmussen's review.
  • Submit a statement of purpose;
     
  • Attach a letter of support from your graduate committee chair; where this is not possible, a letter from the graduate advisor of your discipline is acceptable;

  • Include an unofficial transcript;

  • Provide a current resume.

  • Email to museumstudies@arts.ufl.edu

     

2.) Complete the University of Florida Formal Certificate Application
  • Currently enrolled UF students, apply here. You do not pay any fee and you will use your GatorLink username and password to apply.
  • Email graduate@arts.ufl.edu if you have any questions.
  • Contact your current department after you apply as they will 'refer' the online certificate application to the College of the Arts. Your Graduate Coordinator may not know how to complete this step, but someone who handles admissions for the department will be authorized to complete this step.
  • Please ask that they email graduate@arts.ufl.edu so we know it is ready for the online decision.
  • Upon the Museum Studies Director decision, notification will be posted for you to see in the same online certificate application.

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