School of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Museum Studies Graduate Certificate

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Why Choose Museum Studies?

Students who have been admitted to selected graduate programs at Wright State and students who have received a graduate degree in history or in selected other disciplines may choose to complete a certificate in either museum studies or archives and records management.


Some career options for museum studies graduates include:

  • Museum curator
  • Art historian
  • Art manager
  • Art educator
  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Museum technician
  • Archive technician

Real-World Experience

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through internships during your graduate work. Students also recently participated in a living history encampment to commemorate the centennial of a group of Daytonians preparing to fight in World War I. Some institutions that have hosted Wright State graduate interns recently include:

  • National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Garst Museum
  • Clark County Historical Society
  • Preble County Historical Society
  • Armstrong Air and Space Museum
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Florida State Parks
  • Foxfire (GA)
  • Library of Congress¬†
  • National Park Service
  • Ohio History Connection
  • Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archeology (PA)
  • Philmont Chase Ranch Museum (AZ)
  • Wyoming State Parks

Academics and Curriculum

View the Museum Studies Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Students who have previously earned a graduate degree must be admitted to the Graduate School with nondegree status. Students wishing to pursue the certificate must fill out a certificate application with the Director of the Public History track.


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