Advanced Certificate Program in Museum Studies
Applications for admission to the advanced certificate program are accepted from those who already have a master’s or doctoral degree in hand or who are currently applying to, have been accepted into, or are enrolled in a graduate program at New York University or another highly reputed university. Admission to the advanced certificate program is contingent on acceptance and enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program. In order to be awarded the advanced certificate, students must complete both the Program in Museum Studies and their graduate degree requirements.
All applicants must provide a report from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). In addition, international applicants who are not native English speakers must achieve a score of at least 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 100 on the Internet-based test of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Admission to the program is granted independently of admission to another graduate department, and applicants are notified separately. Acceptances are made in the fall semester to the Program in Museum Studies. Spring applications are considered if space remains available in the program. Please contact the program before applying.
Students in the 24-point advanced certificate program are responsible for completion of museum studies certificate requirements as well as the master’s or doctoral requirements of their degree-granting departments. A maximum of two courses or 8 points of the 24 points required to complete the certificate may be counted toward the M.A. or Ph.D. by participating departments.
The advanced certificate curriculum comprises five core courses and two electives. The core courses are History and Theory of Museums (MSMS-GA 1500), Museum Collections and Exhibitions (MSMS-GA 1501), Museum Management (MSMS-GA 1502), Internship (MSMS-GA 3990), and Research Seminar (MSMS-GA 3991). Students must successfully complete Internship (MSMS-GA 3990) with a grade of B or better to receive the certificate. Electives may be chosen either from the museum studies curriculum or from course offerings cross-listed from other departments.
The advanced certificate program must be completed within three years of admission.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The following information is specific to this NYU certificate program. The data is based upon those who completed the program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. If fewer than 10 students completed the program in the 2011-2012 year, some information is not listed, per guidance from the Department of Education. Job placement information will be available pending the Department of Education's analysis and completion of methodology.
Program Name: Museum Studies
NYU School: Graduate School of Arts and Science
CIP Program Description: Museum Studies
CIP Code: 50.9999
Credential Level: 04 - certificate
Program length in months: 9 months full time
Credits: 24 credits
Standard Occupational Classification- SOC Code/Title
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Other
Cost : 2011-2012
Program Tuition/Fees: $35,434
Room & Board (on campus) $22,700
URL for cost: http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/tuition.fees/
Debt at Program Completion if more than 10 students have completed:
Number of completers: 1
Of completers, # with any student loan debt: Not required
Fed student loan debt (median): $
Private student loan debt (median): $
Institutional finance plan: $
Of those above, # who completed in normal time: Not required