Museum Studies

California State University Long Beach

Postgraduate Certificate
3588 USD/year
3588 USD/year
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This Museum Studies certificate at California State University Long Beach is primarily directed toward graduate students in Art History and the visual arts, but does not exclude students in other fields. The specifically tracked course of study has an emphasis placed primarily on contemporary art.


A student may pursue the Certificate in Museum Studies at California State University Long Beach as a program of study in itself, or in combination with a program of study directed toward the achievement of one of the school's degrees. A student may, with approval of both the Museum Studies Program and the student's Project or Thesis Committee, count up to 15 units of coursework toward both the degree and the certificate.

The programme

The diversity of the School of Art programs, the quality of instruction, and the professional caliber of its faculty all combine to provide an exceptional opportunity and challenge to students seeking meaningful educational experiences and careers in the visual arts.

The School of Art may request projects completed by students for class credit be retained by the School of Art for a short specified period for the purposes of promotion and exhibition.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Curatorial Practices
  • History of Museums and Exhibitions 
  • Museum-Gallery Practices 
  •  Museum-Gallery Practices
  • Seminar in Art History

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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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no grade below a "C".
  •  Successful fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by passing the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), usually completed in the first semester in residence at CSULB and required to be fulfilled prior to Advancement to Candidacy. Students unable to pass the WPE may be able to fulfill the requirement by completing a special GWAR course.
  • Successful completion of an Advancement to Candidacy review. Reviews generally occur when a student has completed between one third and one half of the units required for the degree, and require the submission of a complete list of coursework for the degree. Additional advancement requiremen

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of  .


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Museum Studies
California State University Long Beach