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Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies


What will I learn?

Students admitted to selected graduate programs at Wright State University 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. Students who have previously earned a graduate degree must be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies with nondegree status. Students wishing to pursue either certificate must fill out a certificate application with the Director of the Public History track.

Program Requirements:

Course Requirements

HST 7500 - Introduction to Public History Credit Hour(s): 3
HST 7650 - Museum Administration and Collections Credit Hour(s): 3
HST 7750 - Historical Interpretation and Exhibits Credit Hour(s): 3
HST 7880 - Artifact Preservation Credit Hour(s): 3
HST 7825 - Exhibit Design Technology Credit Hour(s): 3
HST 7810 - Public History Internship Credit Hour(s): 1
HST 7900 - Capstone Project Credit Hour(s): 1

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (16 hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,500.00 per year
USD $6,750/semester; International Fee - USD $150/semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 August 2023


College of Liberal Arts

163 Millett Hall,



45435, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted in the certificate program, students need to meet the following qualifications: BS or BA degree; A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7/4.0 or a graduate GPA of 3.0/4.0.

For international students

Students must have earned a 4-year baccalaureate degree/3-year baccalaureate degree from select international institutions or its equivalent from an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning.

If your native language is not English and you do not have a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, you must have a minimum score on one of the following exams:

A score of 79/120 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A band 6 or higher through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

A score of 57 or higher on the Pearson PTE

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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