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College of Fine Arts
314 Westcott Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Museum Studies at Florida State University offers an interdepartmental program leading to a graduate level certificate based on both academic knowledge and on-site training. This grounding in theory and practice culminates in the internship experience with students working alongside professionals in archives, libraries, galleries, and museums. The Museum Studies certificate is granted as a supplement to a graduate degree program. This dual approach follows the American Association of Museums' recommendations that specialized museum training be combined with one or more academic disciplines as the ideal preparation for a professional career. Presently students come from the departments of anthropology, art, arts administration, art education, art history, classics, dance, history, humanities, information studies, interior design, recreation and leisure services administration, textiles and consumer science, and theatre. Other departments may be added as the program grows. Students in the program benefit from the unique opportunity of studying at the FSU Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts in Sarasota, with its world-renowned fine arts museum, circus collection, historic home, and Asolo Theatre. Museums located on the Tallahassee campus include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Historic Textile and Clothing Collection, and The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience. These provide a rich training ground for the museum professional of the future. Florida State University, located in the state capital of Tallahassee, is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive institution. Of 38,000 students, who come to use from all fifty states and 140 countries, 6,000 are enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs.
# of Credits Required: 19
In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999