Students in this Museum Studies MA program offered at Arizona State University develop theoretical questions and applied skills that engage the functions, practices and critical analyses of museums. All graduates gain practical experience while being encouraged to challenge preconceived notions about museums and the way they affect (and are affected by) societies and cultures.
Designed to be use-inspired, one of a kind, socially embedded and trans-cultural, the program ensures that graduates understand the meaning and significance of museums in contemporary society and are prepared for diverse museum careers. In keeping with our unique, interdisciplinary approach, students will study topics that cross the boundaries of museum studies, including anthropology, art history, theory, criticism and public history.
The demand in the job market is for people with the skill set to analyze a broad range of data on human thought and human behavior. There is a growing need for researchers and analysts with keen thinking skills who can manage, evaluate and interpret large amounts of data.
Some career opportunities include:
- acting as legal advocates in international cases
- analyzing and proposing policies
- conducting postgraduate academic research
- consulting for private and public organizations
- directing nonprofit organizations
- directing programs in the private or public sector
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- Critical Issues in Museum Studies
- Museum Studies Research Methods
- Exhibit Design and Development
- Museum Collection Management
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Museum Studies View 101 other Masters in Museum Studies in United States
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- Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Suitable backgrounds for admission include disciplines related to museum studies, anthropology, history or art (fine art or art history).
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00="A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00="A") in an applicable master's degree program.
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- personal statement outlining educational and professional goals
- current curriculum vitae or resume
- GRE scores
- three letters of recommendation
- proof of English proficiency
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International25200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
National23544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State11720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.