Merge your interests in protecting today’s most precious places and intangible traditions while also leveraging technology to preserve and manage cultural heritage’s digital assets.

Degree Type:
Combined Credential
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
14 courses
Time to Complete:
Varies based on course availability and schedule
$4,690 per Cultural Heritage Management course and $4,690 per Digital Curation course. Learn more about tuition and fees.

To complete these two programs individually would require a total of 16 graduate-level courses. However if you choose to earn them together you will only need to complete 14 courses. In addition, if you are a US student, you can qualify for federal financial aid while earning this combined credential.

Details and Courses

From the MA in Cultural Heritage Management’s Degree Details page, you’ll complete the 3 Required Core Courses, select 3 Customizable Core Courses (of which one will be “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age”), and choose 4 Elective Courses (of which one will be “Digital Preservation”, a Museum Studies’ course).

The remaining 4 courses are “Foundations of Digital Curation”, “Managing Digital Information in Museums and Archives”, “Digital Curation Certificate Internship”, and “Digital Curation Research Paper”. Full descriptions are available on the Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation’s Courses page.

Admission and Application Requirements

Within AAP’s online application you will indicate an interest in a combined credential and then follow the Admissions and Application Requirements for the MA in Cultural Heritage Management degree.

The only updated requirement relates to the Statement of Purpose. Please ensure your 750-word statement addresses why you are interested in pursuing this degree-and-certificate combination. How have your academic and professional experiences led to your decision to pursue a career in the heritage field with an emphasis in digital curation; and how will the combination of these credentials help you succeed in your goals? This is an excellent opportunity to call attention to any professional experience you may have in the heritage sector.

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