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 workmuseum 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 operates a series of specialized facilities where students may obtain training: Museum of Ancient Civilizations (public exhibit gallery for visiting archaeological exhibitions and collections storage for the permanent Sutro Egyptian Collection), exhibition preparation workshop, conservation laboratory, archaeometry center, x-ray laboratory, documentation center, and darkroom.
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 AdvisersBernstein, Ellis
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.
Level One: satisfactory performance in final research paper for MS 700, MS 750, or MS 800. Level Two: successful completion of master's thesis or creative work project.
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, MS 794, MS 880.
|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:
|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
|Conservation and Restoration|
|Museum and Gallery Management|
|Museum Education and Public Programming|
|Total for emphasis||9|
|Culminating Experience Requirement
One of the following:
|MS 894||Creative Work Project|
|MS 898||Master's Thesis|
Students who do not complete their culminating experience by the end of the Spring semester in which they are enrolled in either MS 894 or MS 898 must thereafter enroll in MS 897, Directed Thesis Advising and Support, each Spring semester until their work is completed and accepted by the faculty.
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