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Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies

24 months
1110 USD/credit 19980 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 19980 USD/year
479 USD/credit 8622 USD/year
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The Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS) MA at Florida State University is designed for both those who wish to study museum practice and cultural heritage as an academic subject and those who seek careers in museums or other cultural heritage agencies.


The goal of Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Florida State University is to provide students with the research and analytical skills required of museum professionals as well as a solid academic foundation for advanced study in the history of art. 

Learning outcomes

The program combines Art History coursework and hands-on museum experience. Interdisciplinary courses explore the various ways in which people represent, value and use the past, and how this past is taught, disseminated and publicly debated. Extended internships provide professional experience in real world situations. 

We work closely with FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Ringling Museum of Art, other local and regional art institutions, and government agencies such as the Southeastern Archaeological Center, the Bureau of Archaeological Research, the Museum of Florida History, and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice
  • Renaissance Courts
  • Photography after 1960
  • The Museum Object
  • Art History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

During the application process, you will be uploading the following documents electronically:

  • A statement of purpose, consisting of a narrative (1-3 pages) that addresses the following:
Your interest in the fieldProfessional or academic backgroundArea of intended specializationCareer aspirationsYour particular interest in Florida State University
  • Your curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A recent paper in art history, preferably in your major area of interest, that demonstrates your abilities in research and writing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 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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