Digital Curation

Johns Hopkins University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
9 months
4292 USD/full
4292 USD/full
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The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation, offered through the graduate program in Museum Studies, advances the education and training of museum and other cultural heritage professionals worldwide in this emerging field.

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The Digital Curation certificate program from Johns Hopkins University offers a specialized curriculum that prepares current and aspiring cultural heritage professionals to work with digital collections, exhibitions, and research data to ensure the effective stewardship of our global cultural heritage in all types of museums, from art museums to zoos, and related cultural heritage organizations. Students in this program will also contribute to the critically needed professional literature in the field.

The program prepares students to:

  • Identify and describe the principles of digital preservation and digital curation
  • Create and assess digital preservation plans and strategies
  • Demonstrate understanding of archival principles of appraisal and the management of digital objects in trustworthy repositories
  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues that impact museums’ abilities to preserve digital collections and make  them accessible
  • Identify and describe workflows for the creation and management of digital collections in museum environments
  • Demonstrate understanding of research methods and critical thinking skills through the supervised research paper
  • Participate in the development and promotion of best practices and standards for digital curation of cultural heritage materials
  • Become leaders in the museum and digital curation communities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Preservation 
  • Foundations of Digital Curation
  • Managing Digital Information in Museums 
  • Internship – consisting of at least 120 hours of supervised field experience, plus an analytical term paper or project (repeatable once as an elective). The internship is taken after completing at least two of the following core courses: Digital Preservation, Foundations of Digital Curation, or Managing Digital Information in Museums.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Application.
  • Upload the following required materials to the Online Application: a 750-word statement of purpose, a current resume
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. 
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only. 
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. Study abroad may be exempt. .
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Visit the International Applicants page to learn more. 

Work experience

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years experience working in a museum, library, or archive, or related cultural heritage organization

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4292 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4292 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    4292 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4292 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


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