M.A. On Campus

Art and Museum Studies

Georgetown University

12 months
54744 USD/year
54744 USD/year
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Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice, and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world.


Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York.

About the degree

The twelve-month course of study combines courses in museology and art history with internships at some of Washington’s premier art institutions. We examine the changing relationships between academic study of art and new configurations of museum display and interpretation. Such topics as the roles of museums in modern cultures, museum education programs and audiences, new technologies, collection management, curatorial work and the ethics of acquisition and display are discussed in classes and individual research projects. Our students in the M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University take part in critical debates about art exhibition and interpretation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museum Studies Foundations
  • Museum Practice Workshop
  • Museum Education and Interpretation
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Early American Material Culture
  • Ideas of Realism
  • Modern Art in Asia
  • Russian Avant-Garde Art
  • Washington Art Collections

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose (500-750 words) stating why this program suits your goals.
  • Official Transcripts (all prior institutions)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (c.v.)
  • TOEFL/IELTS, if applicable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester 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.


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