Program Courses

To earn the Museum Studies Certificate, students must complete the three core courses. "The Exhibit" course is optional and intended for professionals at smaller institutions who need specific exhibit design know-how.

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus in accordance with University guidelines . Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

IMPORTANT: The registration process for all professional development courses requires you to (A) register for your course, (B) complete an acknowledgment of Northwestern University's Student Expectations and COVID-19 Code of Conduct in CAESAR. Current students with an active NetID must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR before registering for courses. New students must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR within 48 hours of enrollment before official registration can be finalized.
Please contact pdp@northwestern.edu for assistance.



Program Course ID Course Title / Description Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Museum Studies OnlineMUSEUM 370-DLMuseum Origins and Issues

Online
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Asynch
Goldthorpe, Caroline

Online
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Asynch
Goldthorpe, Caroline

Museum Studies OnlineMUSEUM 371-DLSuccessful Museum Management

Online
Asynch
Asynch
Kerr, Debra

Ludden, Jack

Online
Asynch
Asynch
Kerr, Debra

Ludden, Jack

Museum Studies OnlineMUSEUM 372-DLLearning and Museums

Online
Asynch
Asynch
Goldthorpe, Caroline

Online
Asynch
Asynch
Goldthorpe, Caroline

Museum Studies OnlineMUSEUM 373-0The Exhibit: From Concept to Opening and Beyond

Chicago Campus
FSa
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Goldthorpe, Caroline

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