Master of Arts in the Field of Museum Studies

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and a 3-credit internship, and 27 credits in elective courses; fulfillment of a graduate writing requirement; delivery of an oral presentation based on the internship; and successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination.

CMST 6107Museum Ethics and Values
CMST 6101Museum Management
or CMST 6201 Introduction to Museum Collections
or CMST 6304 Exhibition Development and Scriptwriting
or CMST 6601 Special Topics in Museum Studies
(Note: CMST 6601 must be taken in the topic Museums and Community Engagement.)
CMST 6501Museum Studies Internship (Taken for 3 credits. Requires 200 hours per semester.)
27 credits in courses focused on collections management, museum management, or audience and interpretation. These credits may include up to 12 credits outside the program in a content area as well as 3 credits in a second internship (CMST 6501).
Additional requirements
Fulfillment of the graduate writing requirement.
Delivery of an oral presentation based on the internship.
Successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.