Bring together your interests in developing the future of museums and honing your management and leadership skills to make it happen within that unique environment.

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 Museum Studies 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 Museum Studies’ Degree Details page, please complete your 5 Core Courses and select 5 relevant Elective Courses.

The remaining 4 courses must be selected from the Customizable Core Courses within the graduate certificate. You are encouraged to begin with the “Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management” course. 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 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 an emphasis in 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 within museums.

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