Program Introduction

The University of Iowa has offered professional training for work in museums since 1910. The Museum Studies Certificate is an 18 credit hour undergraduate program that combines history, theory, and experiential learning to create a forward-looking curriculum preparing professionals for graduate school or work in a wide range of museums and cultural institutions. Courses are offered online and face-to-face each semester to meet your education and professional development needs.

Degrees Offered

  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


Full-time Program Staff/Faculty

Heidi Lung, Associate Professor of Instruction

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

3 credit hours, part of regular coursework

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

In campus museums and collections as well as museums off campus.