Students pursuing an MA in Museum Studies who are interested in furthering their management education may enroll in the combined degree program offered with the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Museum Studies students may earn the Certificate in Nonprofit Management by taking an additional four of the six online courses necessary to complete the certificate, provided they have taken two courses of Museum Studies courses, listed under the Requirements tab. This enables students to earn both the MA degree and a graduate certificate for a total of 14 courses, 10 in museum studies and four in nonprofit management.
Program Specific Requirements
Interested applicants must complete all admission requirements for both the Master of Arts in Museum Studies and the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
In addition to the materials and credentials required for all programs, the Master of Arts in Museum Studies also requires:
- Statement of Purpose: This 750-word statement should describe how your academic and professional experiences have led to your decision to pursue a career in the museum field and how this museum studies degree will help you succeed in your goals in the museum profession. If you have worked for a museum in any capacity, please incorporate your experience into your statement. Your statement will be reviewed for content, organization, and writing style.
- Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or academic accomplishment.
MA in Museum Studies students pursuing the Nonprofit Management Certificate must take the 10 required Museum Studies courses and 4 Nonprofit Management courses for a total of 14 courses. Two specific Museum Studies courses can be applied to both the masters and the certificate per the listing below.
Courses from the MA in Museum Studies
Choose two of the following from the Museum Studies program.
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|The Business of Museums|
|Museum Evaluation and Audience Research|
|Expanding Roles of Museum Marketing and Communications|
|Fundamentals of Museum Fundraising|
|Leadership of Museums|
|Museum Procurement and Contracting|
|Project Management in Museums|
|Museums, Finance, and the Economy|
Courses from the Nonprofit Management Certificate
Choose four of the following from the Nonprofit Management Certificate,
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|Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation|
|Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits|
|Institutional Fundraising: Raising Maximum Dollars from Government Agencies, Corporations and Foundations|
|Mission Meets Profit: Building a Social Enterprise|
|NGOs in Development and Global Policy-Making (Formerly Overview of Global Public and Nonprofit Relationship)|
|Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management (Formerly Influence and Impact of Nonprofits)|
|Nonprofit Governance & Executive Leadership|
|International/Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society in Conflict Zones|
|Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits|
Note: Students are encouraged to begin the Certificate with AS.470.728 Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management.