Syracuse University

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Museum Studies Program in the Department of Design
Cultural Heritage Preservation Graduate Certificate

Syracuse University offers an MA in Museum Studies through the Department of Design in the College of Visual amd Performing Arts and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation through the School of Information Studies.


The Museum Studies program offers a curriculum based on research, scholarship, design, and hands-on training that prepares students for a wide range of positions in different types of museums.


The School of Information Studies offers a graduate level Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation that is designed for students currently pursuing another graduate degree or as post-baccalaureate work.  The certificate is available to on-campus students only. Recipients of the Cultural Heritage certificate are provided with an interdisciplinary grounding in the preservation of cultural heritage. The certificate program is intended to prepare students to work with organizations such as libraries, museums, National Parks, and State and local agencies in preserving cultural resources and the opportunity to focus on areas such as the following:

  • the application of digital approaches to heritage preservation
  • the basics of historic site preservation
  • the management and interpretation of cultural resources
  • and the collection, preservation, and curation of archaeological artifacts, archival materials, ethnographic data, and museum collections.
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