The Certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture at the University of Maryland provides a unique experience for graduate students and museum professionals alike, to teach, learn and collaborate on exhibits, displays and interpretations of museums and material culture.

Since the Certificate’s inception, it has worked closely with museums in the Washington, DC area. The Smithsonian Institution has partnered with the MSMC Certificate and played an important role in not only hosting students for their Practicum projects but also in providing museum professionals to instruct the introductory course for the program.

The MSMC plans to develop partnerships with museums in the Washington, DC area to continue to provide graduate students, professionals and museums opportunities for collaboration and growth.

If you or your institution are interested in participating with our growing Certificate program, contact the Certificate Director, Mary Alexander (alexander_schou at