Master of Arts in the Field of Museum Studies

Specific admission requirements are shown on theĀ Graduate Program Finder

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

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

Required: a minimum of 42 credits

Required courses:
MSTD 6101Museum Management
MSTD 6201Museum Collections
At least 12 credits of course work must be in an academic core discipline such as American studies, anthropology, biological sciences, hominid paleobiology, history, or an appropriate interdisciplinary combination. (A formal concentration in art history is possible only in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History.)
At least 15 credits of course work must be in museum studies courses that concern such functions as museum administration, collections management, exhibiting, and object care and conservation.
At least 6 credits must be in museum internships in the Washington area or elsewhere.
The student must pass a comprehensive examination based on course work and submit a research paper.