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Museum Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #139 (WUR) Medford, MA, United States
The Master program in Museum Education prepares graduates to find their places at the cutting-edge of the interesting and varied field of museum education. Museum educators are helping their museums find new roles in fostering community, addressing social issues, and providing forums for multiple views and voices.

Overview

The Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Education is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in art, history, science, and children's museums.

Museum educators design and conduct programs for toddlers, families, policemen, doctors-in-training, parolees, those with dementia and more, and they facilitate lifelong learning by teaching visitors make their own connections and meanings. 

Museum educators serve on exhibition development teams, work with community groups, create in-museum and Internet learning resources, conduct in-person and distance learning programs, and direct departments and museums.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anthropology and Sociology of Schooling
  • Critical Histories of U.S. Education
  • Philosophies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Human Development and Learning
  • Intellectual Development of the Child
  • Advanced Personal-Social Development
  • Child Art
  • Museum History and Theory
  • Historiography & Methodology
  • Anthropological Approaches to Art & Aesthetics
  • History and Political Science/Political Philosophy 
  • Geography
  • Graduate Historiography
  • Historical Interpretation of Material Culture
  • Myth, Ritual and Symbol
  • Native American Issues: Politics of Representation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee of $75 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank).
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Additional Requirements - Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Medford

  • 1458 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Undegraduate Students:

  • Depending on your eligibility, you may borrow a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan in amounts up to $3500 in the first year, $4500 in the second year, and $5500 in each of the third and fourth years.
  • Tufts Loans are need-based, institutional undergraduate loans which range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Subsidized Perkins Loans loans cannot exceed $4,000 per year for undergraduate study, and $20,000 for all years of undergraduate study.

Graduate Students:

  • This federal loan is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking or certificate program. Unsubsidized means that all interest charges for this loan are your responsibility.

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