Bring together your interests in the creation, preservation, and management of digital assets and the forward-thinking museums needed to share them with the curious.

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

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 Museum Studies’ Degree Details page, please complete your 5 Core Courses and select 4 relevant Elective Courses. Be sure that “Collection Management” is among the degree’s Customizable Core Courses you select.

The remaining 5 courses are all identified as Required Core Courses on the Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation’s Certificate Requirements and 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 Museum Studies 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 museum field with a focus on 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 within museums.

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