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Museum Studies

George Washington University

12 months
Duration
1720 USD/credit
1720 USD/credit
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About

Part of the arts and humanities program in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, museum studies combines traditional academic training and the practical experience necessary to begin a successful museum career. The Museum Studies program is offered at George Washington University.

Overview

Key facts

The program ranks among the top museum training programs in the United States. Students receive advanced study and practical working experience through internship affiliations with more than 60 museums and cultural organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution.

The M.A. program in Museum Studies at George Washington University offers concentrated coursework in Collections Management, Exhibitions and Community Engagement, and Museum Management & Leadership. Students may also choose to focus their academic core in American Studies, Anthropology, History, or an interdisciplinary combination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Museum Management
  • Managing People/Managing Projects
  • Museum Collections: Theory and Practice
  • Preventive Conservation Concepts
  • Preventive Conservation Techniques
  • Museum Exhibitions, Curatorial Practice and Planning
  • Museum Exhibition Design
  • Museum Internship
  • Directed Research
  • Interpretation of Historic Houses and Sites

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations (one, academic and the other, museum-related)
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. 
  • Statement of purpose: In a short essay, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, museum, other professional, and community activities. A professional resume is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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