College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid
Museum Studies Program
Director: Linda Ellis
Graduate Coordinator: Linda Ellis
M.A. in Museum Studies
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.
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.
MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSEUM STUDIES
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.
Units MS 700 History and Organization of Museums [required during first semester of program] 3 MS 794 Museum Collections Management and Registration 3 MS 880 Museum Internship 3 Total for core 9
One course selected from each of the following three groups: 9-10
CLAR 850 Museum Conservation and Restoration MS 750 Museum Materials Analysis and Technology
MS 800 Museum Management, Law, and Ethics PA 770 Administration of Non-Profit Organizations (4)
ART 719 Exhibit Design MS 730 Museum Exhibit Design and Curation
Total area requirements 9-10
Three interdisciplinary electives selected in an area of specialization, which must be chosen in consultation with the Director of Museum Studies 9
Curation Exhibition Design Conservation and Restoration Museum and Gallery Management Museum Education and Public Programming Registration/Collections Management Total for emphasis 9
One of the following: 3 MS 894 Creative Work Project MS 898 Master's Thesis Minimum total 30-31
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