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.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 42 credits, as outlined below, fulfillment of a graduate writing requirement, and successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination.

Required
MSTD 6101 and MSTD 6201 for students focusing their studies on collections management or museum management.
MSTD 6101 or MSTD 6201 for students focusing their studies on exhibitions and visitor engagement.
Elective curriculum requirements
12 to 18 credits in a content area discipline such as American studies, anthropology, biological science, history, art history, or an appropriate interdisciplinary combination.
18 to 27 credits in Museum Studies (MSTD) courses that concern such functions as museum administration, collections management, curatorial practice, and interpretation.
Other requirements
3-6 credits in museum internships.
Fulfillment of a graduate writing requirement.
Successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.