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 36 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, DC, area or elsewhere.
Other requirements
Successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.