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Museum Studies Professional Development Program

Level: Certificate

Northwestern University

Chicago, Illinois

Program Description:
Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers a Museum Studies program designed to give an overview of museum practices and strategies and help students understand the contemporary role played by collections and exhibits. The curriculum balances art studies with insight on museum management. Chicago is one of the country's major cultural centers, and courses are taught by leading museum professionals from the area.

Department Description:
The mission of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is to extend the resources of Northwestern University to undergraduate and graduate students whose lives include significant professional and personal commitments that place limitations on their schedules and affect the pace at which they may achieve their educational goals. Consistent with Northwestern's dedication to excellence, SCS makes distinguished teaching available to nontraditional students and, to the greatest extent possible, provides access to the University's other resources, such as libraries, laboratories, recreational facilities, and events. The primary goal is to become a lifelong educational partner for both alumni and friends of Northwestern University.

Institution Description:
Northwestern is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on two lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago. By any measure, Northwestern ranks among the premier universities in the nation, combining the resources of a major research university with the intimacy of a small college.


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Phone: 847-491-3225

Fax: 312-503-4942


Museum Studies Program
School of Continuing Studies
Northwestern University
Wieboldt Hall, Sixth Floor
339 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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