Master of Arts in the Field of Museum Studies

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

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

42 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 36 credits in elective courses, and successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.

Required
MSTD 6101Museum Management
MSTD 6201Introduction to Museum Collections
Electives
Elective courses must include the following:
A minimum of 12 credits in an academic core discipline such as American studies, anthropology, biological sciences, hominid paleobiology, history, or an appropriate interdisciplinary combination. *
A minimum of 15 credits of courses in museum studies that concern such functions as museum administration, collections management, exhibiting, and object care and conservation.
A minimum of 6 credits in museum internships in the Washington, D.C. area or elsewhere.
Other requirements
Successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.

*A formal concentration in art history in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History is possible.