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Digital Curation, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #24 (QS) , MD,
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.


The certificate program 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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

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

    4167 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4167 USD per module and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4167 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4167 USD per module and a duration of 18 months.
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  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
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