Bulletin--Museum Studies Program

Museum Studies

College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Museum Studies Program
HUM 514
Director: Linda Ellis

Graduate Coordinator: Linda Ellis

M.A. in Museum Studies

Program Scope
An interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Museum Studies is offered through the Department of Classics. The program is designed to provide graduate professional training in major areas of museum work—museum administration, fundraising, collections management, exhibition design, museum educational programming, and curation. The Museum Studies degree also assists those students who plan to continue graduate studies in conservation or in academic doctoral programs.

Career Outlook
The Museum Studies Program prepares students for employment in all types of museums, cultural arts centers, arts commissions, historical sites and houses, science centers, environmental education centers, libraries with exhibition programs, exhibit design firms, auction houses, planetaria, aquaria, zoos, and botanical gardens.


Graduate Advisers—Bernstein, Ellis

Admission to the Program
Students are admitted in this program for fall terms only. To be admitted to classified status, a student must meet all general university requirements. No more than six units of work taken in post-baccalaureate status is transferable to M.A. degree credit in the Museum Studies Program.

Applicants must:

Written English Proficiency Requirement
Level One: satisfactory performance in final research paper for MS 700 or CLAR 750. Level Two: successful completion of master's thesis or creative work project.

Advancement to Candidacy
Besides meeting all general requirements for advancement to candidacy, applicants must, in addition, have completed with a grade of B or better each of the following courses: MS 700, ART 719, ANTH/MS 794, CLAR 750.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see course listing in the Announcement of Courses section).

MS 700		Seminar in Museum Studies 
		[required during first semester 
		of program]			 3
ART 719		Exhibition Design		 3
ANTH/MS 794	Museum Collections Management	 3
CLAR 750	Authentication and Dating of 
		Antiquities			 3
One course from the following:			 3
	ANTH 795	Directed Experience in 
	ART 853		Directed Experience in 
			Museum Education
	CLAR 795	Directed Field Experi-
			ence in Museology
Electives: minimum of twelve units of upper 
division or graduate courses to be selected on 
advisement to develop expertise in area of 
emphasis:					12
   I. Exhibition Design and Presentation
  II. Conservation and Restoration
 III. Museum and Gallery Management
  IV. Education
   V. Registration/Collections Management
  VI. Management of Living Collections
One of the following:				 3
	MS 898	Master's Thesis
	MS 894	Creative Work Project
		Minimum total			30

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