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
$4,554 per Cultural Heritage Management course and $4,554 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 both credentials.

Details and Courses

Follow the outline on the MA in Cultural Heritage Management’s Degree Details page in order to identify 10 of the 14 required courses. Be sure that “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age” and “Digital Preservation” are selected among the degree’s courses.

The remaining four 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 Intent. Please ensure your 750-word statement addresses how your academic and professional experiences have led to your decision to pursue a career in the heritage field with an emphasis in digital curation; and how these combined credentials will help you succeed in your goals. If you have worked in the heritage field in any capacity, please incorporate your experience into your statement. Your statement will be reviewed for content, organization, and writing style.

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