Program Introduction

Established in 2003, SIUE’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary program with course offerings in History, Anthropology, Art and Design, Public Administration and Policy Analysis, and Industrial Technology. Students can attend full or part time and can complete the certificate alone or in conjunction with a MA, MFA, or MPA. The program admits up to 15 students a year with an average of 3 students graduating annually.

Degrees Offered

  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


Financial Aid Available


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Students arrange internships, which count for three credit hours and are evaluated by the program director.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Col. Benjamin Stephenson House
• Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library
• Missouri Historical Society
• St. Louis County Parks
• St. Louis Science Center
• St. Louis Zoo
• Belleville Museum of Industry and Labor, Schmidt Art Center

Job Placement Assistance

Students can work with the Program Director to refine resumes.

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• Cahokia Mounds
• Association of Midwest Museums
• Pike County Historical Society (Missouri)
• Rogers Historical Society (Missouri)
• National Park Service