Quilt Studies, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Quilt Studies

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
  • $357.00
  • $750.00

Program Overview

The online Quilt Studies, Graduate Certificate explores quilts and quilt making traditions within the context of history, art, culture, and technology.

Students of the Quilt Studies, Graduate Certificate gain:

  • A fascinating point of entry into the history of humankind.
  • Extensive knowledge of aesthetics and how they apply to quiltmaking.
  • Skills to evaluate the influence of social, political, artistic and technological developments on quilting.

This program is offered by the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design. Quilts tell us about the artistic and social values of a time or place. The history of quilts provides a continuum through which we can observe the development of art and technology. In this sense, quilt studies are the study of human society across time and culture. The program allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in Quilt Studies.

The Quilt Studies certificate strengthens the credentials of:

  • Curators
  • Collection managers
  • Appraisers
  • Collectors
  • Educators

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an international leader in the field of quilt studies with its renowned International Quilt Museum (IQM) and its comprehensive collection of quilts spanning five centuries and representing quiltmaking traditions around the world.

Career Outlook: Craft artists create usable handmade objects for everyday use, which include pottery, glassware and textiles. Quilters are a form of craft artists that create quilts for exhibition or everyday use. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Craft and Fine Artists is growing at a rate of 6%, which is about as fast as average.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. A written personal statement

  4. 3 letters of recommendation

  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  6. A resume/cover letter

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees
  3. Submit required documents for the application packet to academic department

Courses You’ll Take

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.