Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Admission Guidelines

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

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.

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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.


University of Hawaii Online Admission Application
Application and fee payment form

Applicants are also required to mail directly to the Graduate Admissions Office an official transcript from each university attended. If you are a current UHM graduate student who wishes to pursue a graduate certificate concurrently, download the Concurrent Graduate Certificate Program Application Form and submit to the Office of Graduate Education. All prospective certificate and concurrent students should send the following two items directly to the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program (c/o American Studies Department):

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.