Graduate CertificateMuseum Studies

Wichita State's graduate certificate in museum studies is ideal preparation for careers in the museum field. You'll take courses from a diverse range of departments and develop a work portfolio you can present to potential employers.

Learn how Museum Studies is the right fit for you.

 
Students in art gallery.

Curriculum

The 15-credit-hour certificate comprises management-based courses in anthropology, history and public administration, giving you an overview of nonprofit management, collections, exhibits, presentation and education.

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program:

  • For those already enrolled in graduate school, simply complete the Declaration of Intent to Pursue a Certificate Form.
  • Prospective students need to use the graduate school application form, as if you are enrolling in graduate school. If you are only pursuing a certificate, simply select "Non-Degree Admission: Category A."

Inside the Program

Museum Studies majors handle artifacts from the first Pizza Hut

Museum studies students have the opportunity to research and catalog artifacts and learn museum curration.

Claire Weatherall is getting her hands on a piece of pizza history.

As a student docent for the Original Pizza Hut Museum, Weatherall was involved in research regarding museum artifacts. She had the added benefit of learning the history behind Pizza Hut, which was started by two Wichita State students.