Michigan State University

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Museum Studies Program

Undergraduates can earn a specialization in Museum Studies ; graduates and lifelong education students may earn a certificate.

The Michigan State University Museum Studies Program prepares individuals for innovative careers in museums and non-profit institutions. Museum Studies offers an opportunity to obtain 15-credit transcriptable specialization for undergraduates or a certificate for graduate and lifelong education students. Either can be incorporated as a part of, or as an extension to, an MSU undergraduate or graduate degree program. Individuals who are not enrolled in a degree program but who are interested in seeking certification may do so through MSU's Lifelong (Continuing) Education program.

The program is designed to be flexible and tailored to a student’s specific interests. Students represent diverse majors, including art history, studio art, anthropology, communication arts, history and urban studies, zoology, fisheries and wildlife, geography, recreation, tourism and resource studies. Through a required internship experience and independent studies, students have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of exhibition, education, research, administration, and collection management activities. Students also are encouraged to seek both volunteer and paid positions in museums, botanical gardens and zoos.

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East Lansing