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Museum and Archive Studies

Gain the professional training and internship opportunities you need to work in the museums and archives profession. 

Help Preserve History

Study museum and archive studies in a certificate program. Career options involve helping preserve historical artwork and working as a preservationist in museums, public and private archives or historical organizations. The certificate includes potential internship experiences at the W. H. Over Museum, the University Archives and the National Music Museum.

You will learn about management practices, such as leadership, organizational behavior and resource development and cover in-depth topics such as exhibition development and design, visitor engagement and museum law and technology.

 

Degrees & Offerings

Museum and Archive Studies

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus

The museum and archive studies graduate certificate provides you professional training and internship opportunities to gain hands-on industry experience. This certificate can be embedded into the master's program in history, allowing you to graduate with a master’s degree and certificate in two years.

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For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to USD Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Departments & Facilities

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History

At the University of South Dakota, our Department of History houses numerous disciplines that exist at the intersection of curiosity, research, writing, storytelling and the human experience. Find the answers to your questions about people, events, institutions and values with the guidance and support of our exceptional faculty.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know your professors in the Department of History.
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David Burrow

Chair, History
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Elise Boxer

Director, Inst of Amer Indian
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Kurt Hackemer

Provost/VPAA
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Sara Lampert

Associate Professor
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Mark Madsen

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Molly Rozum

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Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
GA (Resident*)
Online
Non-Resident
Tuition (1 cr.)
180.3
340.15
470.45
654.05
GAF Fee (1 cr.)
55.3
55.3
0
55.3
Total

More About Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the program or department. Visit the Graduate Tuition & Costs page for more information.

* Graduate Assistant (GA) rates are available for resident, non-resident and online students.

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