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We Work for Museums

Thanks for stopping by! We’re pleased to offer academic programs and professional learning experiences for museum staffs and administrators. As you consider your next credential for career advancement or professional development, we hope you’ll explore our programs at the University of Richmond.

If you’re looking for a flexible, non-traditional program with a convenient mix of online and campus-based programs, we’re the right fit for you!

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Nonprofit Studies Graduate Study

In our Richmond campus-based Nonprofit Studies graduate program, we offer a master’s degree and a graduate certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies can be applied toward completing the master’s degree, and it can also be taken as a post-master’s graduate credential.

Acceptance to the graduate program requires an earned bachelor’s degree and letters of reference, but we require no standardized test scores for admission.

Add skills or update your understanding with online coursework

Choose from individual classes or a nonprofit management certificate

Institute on Philanthropy

In our Institute on Philanthropy, we offer professional education and training for nonprofit staffs and leaders. Our online, multi-day institutes take deep dives into strategic communications, fund development and grant writing, while our online workshops engage nonprofit experts who address timely topics that address just-in-time professional learning needs.

Museum Staff Professional Learning

We offer programs across the professional spectrum to address the learning needs of museum staffs. Areas of study include human resources and management, cybersecurity and data analysis, digital marketing, and grassroots lobbying and geographical information systems (GIS).

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We're the School of Professional & Continuing Studies

We’re the continuing and professional education unit of the University of Richmond.

The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts school with stellar national reputation and rankings. We share the resources of the University throughout Virginia with our online programs. Our degree programs are regionally accredited by SACSCOC, and our nonprofit studies graduate program is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.

We hope you’ll consider the School of Professional & Continuing Studies as your source for professional studies, whether for the joy of learning or to build your skills and advance your career. When you’re ready to take the next step, our academic and professional education programs and classes are ready when you are.

See what we offer, and when you’re ready to take the next step, let us know. Browse and follow links on this page to learn about our academic and professional credentials, and we look forward to hearing from you.

We work for current and aspiring museum professionals.