Museum Studies

Training tomorrow's museum professionals

NIU's graduate Certificate in Museum Studies is the only resource of its kind in the northern Illinois region. The certificate provides students with a solid background in museum practice.

It can be earned on its own or in conjunction with a graduate degree in the the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Visual and Performing Arts departments.

Upcoming Events


Brian Reis

" The program was especially helpful to me as I was figuring out my own career path from a collections assistant in a mid-sized museum to a registrar, assistant curator and, eventually, executive director at a historic site. "by Brian Reis, Class of '05, Executive Director, Ellwood House Museum

Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Director of Durant House and Sholes School: Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is looking for an energetic candidate who is passionate about 19th-century pioneer living who can join our team! Candidates must be willing and able to manage volunteers, work with children, maintain the museums and collections, and continue learning about the history of the sites. Learn more about position details and how to apply.