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  Jan 19, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Cultural Museum Studies (CMS)


The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Cultural Museum Studies (CMS) provides foundational training for professional engagement with the selection, conservation, interpretation, and exhibition of inanimate and living collections.

Special attention is given to the cross-cultural analysis, application, and assessment of the various ways “research exhibit-and-presentation” dynamics affect display design in museums and related institutions, and to the pedagogical dimension of museological theory and practice.

A flexible curriculum allows for individualized specializations in various aspects of museology, from the ecological impact on definitions of cultural heritage, to the application of virtuality to exhibition procedures.

Admission Requirements


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a Graduate Application
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities (EMU alums do no need to request official transcripts).
  3. Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  4. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from the Educational Perspectives (EP) credential evaluation service. Click here for additional information.

Department Information


Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, College of Arts & Sciences

Julian Murchison, Ph.D. | Department Head | 712 Pray-Harrold | 734.487.0012 | jmurchi1@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Liza Cerroni-Long, Ph.D. | 712 Pray-Harrold | 734.487.0012 | liza.cerroni-long@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 18 hours