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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Cultural Museum Studies [Graduate Certificate]


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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 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.

Program Admission


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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, 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, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Department Information


Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology | 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


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