Students pursuing an MA in Cultural Heritage Management, who are interested in furthering their management education, may enroll in the dual degree program offered with the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management of Advanced Academic Programs.

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 $4,405 per Nonprofit Management 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, and choose 4 Elective Courses. Be sure that either “The Protection of Global Cultural Heritage: Laws, Policies, Politics, and Advocacy” or “Culture as Catalyst for Sustainable Development” is selected among the degree’s courses.

The remaining 4 courses must be selected from the Customizable Core Courses within the graduate certificate. Full descriptions are available on the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management’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 on nonprofit management; 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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