Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Graduate Certificate Program
Program Code: GRCT-NS
Major Code: MST
History and Social Studies Education Department
Classroom Building C205, (716) 878-5412
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.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale).
- Two letters of recommendation.
- 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|
|FOUNDATIONS IN MUSEUM EDUCATION STUDIES|
|COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS AND MANAGERS|
|PRINCIPLES IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING|
|FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE LEARNING|
|GRADUATE STUDIO IN DESIGN (3-9)|
|APPLIED MACROECONOMIC THEORY|
|STUDIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)|
|EXCEPTIONAL HISPANIC INDIVIDUALS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONCERNS|
|PROBLEMS IN U.S. HISTORY|
|LOCAL HISTORY: RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES|
Or other course(s) under advisement
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Selected under advisement.