12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Museum Studies MA program offered at Arizona State University examines how museums produce and reflect culture and the role museums play worldwide.

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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. 

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Issues in Museum Studies
  • Museum Studies Research Methods
  • Exhibit Design and Development
  • Museum Collection Management
  • Research
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
All applicants must submit:
  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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