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Admission Guidelines

Applicants for the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program are required to have an undergraduate degree and possess a strong interest in Museum Studies or a related subject.

The certificate may enhance degrees in American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Business Administration, History, Library and Information Science, Pacific Island Studies, Political Science, Travel Industry Management, and compliment certificate programs in Historic Preservation and International Cultural Studies.

The deadline for Fall admission is March 1; the deadline for Spring admission is September 1.

  • Prospective applicants must apply for classified admission to the program through the Graduate Division Admission office. To apply online, visit University of Hawaii Online Admission Application and follow the onscreen instructions or download an application and fee payment form. Applicants are also required to mail directly to the Graduate Admissions Office an official transcript from each university attended.
  • All prospective certificate and concurrent students should send the following two items directly to the Museum Studies Program (c/o American Studies Department):
  1. Graduate Program Supplemental Information form
  2. Statement of Objectives form

You may email “Supplemental Information Form” and “State of Objectives Form” as attachments to or mail to:

Museums Studies Graduate Certificate Program
C/o Dept. of American Studies
324 Moore Hall
1890 East-West Road
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI 96822

GRE scores and two letters of recommendation for Museum Studies Graduate Certificate applicants are not required.

Cost of Attendance

For more information on the cost of attendance, please visit the Office of Graduate Education web site for current tuition schedules.

Please be aware that financial aid is not provided for students enrolled in the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program only.