Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Please check the University of Delaware’s on-line catalogue to see what courses are being offered for the current semester.

The certificate in Museum Studies requires twelve credit hours. This includes core introduction course
(MSST 600), three hours in internships or group projects, one core course and three
elective credit hours from the list of approved courses.

View the current listing of courses.

Required Courses
MSST 600 Introduction to Museums: History & Professional Practice

Internship or Group Projects:
MSST 804 Museum Internship/Service Project

Three Credit Core Courses
MSST 601 Curatorship and Collections Management
MSST 602 Archives & Paper Collections
MSST 603 Museums and Technology
MSST 605 Historical Properties
MSST 607 Museum Education and Interpretation
MSST 610 Exhibition Development
MSST 611 Topics in Museum Administration (1-3 credits, may be taken more than once)
Topics include: Leadership Boards & Senior Staff; Fundamentals in Fundraising; Budgeting & Finance in Non-Profits; Grant Writing for Cultural Institutions; Desktop Publishing for Museums; Special Events Planning; Evaluations and Visitor Surveys

Three Credit Elective Classes
MSST 609 Introduction to Material Culture Studies
MSST/BAMS 447/647 Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive
MSST 663 Historical Archeology and the Public
MSST/ENGL 674 Studies in Print and Material Culture
MSST 866 Independent Study

EAMC 609 Craftsmanship in Early America

ARTH 602 Native Art & Institutions

BAMS/MSST 447/647 Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive

ENGL 610 Introduction to Theory in Material Culture
ENGL 641 Public Humanities and Racial Imagery
ENGL/MSST 674 Studies in Print and Material Culture

UAPP 629 Theory and Practice of Historic Preservation
UAPP 654 Vernacular Architecture

One Credit Elective Classes (Three equals on MSST Elective)
MSST 611 Topics in Museum Administration (1-3 credits, may be taken more than once)
Topics include: Leadership Boards & Senior Staff; Fundamentals in Fundraising; Budgeting & Finance in Non-Profits; Grant Writing for Cultural Institutions; Desktop Publishing for Museums; Special Events Planning; Evaluations and Visitor Surveys

UAPP 631 Documentation of Historic Structures