The Museum Studies Program introduces students to all aspects of museum work. Courses offer hands-on experience in exhibition planning and design, collection management, educational programming, community development, and administration.

Museum studies is interdisciplinary. Many University of Iowa programs, such as American studies, anthropology, art and art history, biology, business, communication studies, education, English, world languages, and history offer relevant courses.

Most students interested in museum careers pursue graduate study after completing their bachelor’s degree.

Through course work and internship experiences, the program prepares students for museum careers and graduate school while providing them with a greater understanding of museums and the important role they play in promoting education and cultural awareness on the local, national, and international levels.

Admission Requirements

This certificate program is open to students in all majors and can be used to complement your degree and expand your career options after graduation.

Review Museum Studies in the General Catalog for more details.

Application Process

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Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.


Museum Studies