Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program
Admission Guidelines

Students currently admitted to a graduate program at the University of Memphis or another university and individuals already holding a graduate degree (MA, MFA, MS, PhD) may apply for admission to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies.

Students already enrolled in a graduate program are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for admission to the Museum Studies certificate program.

Students may not be concurrently enrolled in more than one certificate program at a time.

Students attending an institution of higher education other than the University of Memphis must apply to the Graduate School for admission as a Non-Degree Seeking student.

In rare instances, students who have completed an undergraduate degree program, but who have not been admitted to a graduate program, may apply and will be considered for admission to the program on an individual basis. For more information on this option, contact Dr. Luebbers.

All applications to the museum studies certificate program will be reviewed by the Admissions and Advisory Committee. The Committee may also interview prospective students in order to ensure a good fit between the program and the individual student's needs.

To apply, students must -

1.  be admitted to the Graduate School of The University of Memphis

or another institution of higher education. If the student is
    in a graduate program outside of the University of
or is already in possession of a graduate degree, the student
    must apply to the Graduate School as a non-degree
    seeking student
and must submit the following to the
    Program in Museum Studies at the address given below -
2.  send the completed Application Form to the Interdisciplinary
     Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies

3.  submit a letter from the applicant describing the student's reasons for
     wishing to acquire a graduate certificate in the area of museum studies
     and how the program corresponds with prior experience and anticipated
     career plans; and

4.  submit three sealed letters of recommendation along with the approved
      Recommendation Request Form from each recommender.


  • The deadline forapplications to the Museum Studies Certificate Program for Fall semester 2015 is Monday, April 6, 2015.

  • Deadlines for applications for graduate study in specific programs at the University of Memphis for Fall 2015 are set by the individual departments.

    Please check the appropriate links from The Graduate School - Academic Degree Programs web page.

    Note: Deadlines for admission to the Graduate School are usually later than Departmental program deadlines. If you submit your application using the Graduate School's deadlines, you will have missed most Departmental cut off dates and your application will be delayed at least one semester.

  • Deadlines for Financial Aid applications at The University of Memphis for Fall 2015 vary. Some deadlines may have passed.

    Please check the appropriate links from The Graduate School - Fellowships, Awards, and Federal Financial Aid web page.


Program in Museum Studies
Art Museum
The University of Memphis
142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg.
Memphis, TN 38152-3200

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Leslie Luebbers, Director of the Art Museum (

Museum Studies Program

142 Communication Fine Arts Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3200

Fall 2015 Application Deadline:
    April 6, 2015


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