The museum studies certificate is a flexible program designed to allow students to tailor a program to their background and primary work experience. Each student is assigned an academic adviser who works closely with the student to create an appropriate program. The certificate in museum studies can be applied toward a master’s degree program at Buffalo State in art education (K-12), history, social studies education (7-12), creative studies, or applied economics. Students interested in combining the museum studies certificate with a degree program are advised to first discuss this option with an adviser from the corresponding degree program.
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale).
2. Two letters of recommendation.
3. A 500-word personal statement describing the applicant’s graduate education goals and interest in the museum field.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
MST 660 MUSEUMS AND SOCIETY 3
MST 601 THEORY AND METHOD IN MUSEUM STUDIES 3
Elective Courses (12 credit hours) *1
Select from the following: 12
AED 505 FOUNDATIONS IN MUSEUM EDUCATION STUDIES
COM 519 COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS AND MANAGERS
CRS 559 PRINCIPLES IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
CRS 560 FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE LEARNING
DES 640 GRADUATE STUDIO IN DESIGN (3-9)
ECO 508 APPLIED MACROECONOMIC THEORY
HIS 500 STUDIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIS 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
HIS 620 EXCEPTIONAL HISPANIC INDIVIDUALS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONCERNS
HIS 623 PROBLEMS IN U.S. HISTORY
MST 688 INTERNSHIP (1-12)
HIS 709 LOCAL HISTORY: RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
Or other course(s) under advisement
Total Credit Hours 18
*1 Selected under advisement.
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