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Museum Science and Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (QS) , OK,
The Master of Art’s Degree Program in Museum Science and Management provides training to students interested in pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, archives, national parks and related institutions. The program is open to students who have earned an undergraduate degree in any academic discipline from an accredited university. 


The Museum Science and Management program offers internships and student experiences that reflect the workings of a full-service museum. After graduation, graduates understand the importance of the visitor/audience experience in virtually all aspects of museum functions. The MSM staff provides mentoring to ensure a broad understanding of professional opportunities and responsibilities.

Students gain experience in using objects and collections in research, exhibition, publication and educational programming, as well as a background in museum administration, leadership and fundraising. Internships at regional or national cultural institutions provide practical experience for students in their selected area of specialization.

The Museum Science and Management program is a full-time program that students should be able to complete in two years. Part-time students should expect to complete the degree program in three to four years, depending on the number of credit hours in which the student enrolls each semester. Available tracks in the program are: Anthropology, History, Native American and General.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museum Administration and Management
  • Grant Writing for Museums
  • Conservation Principles
  • Museum Education and Exhibitions
  • Museum Collections/Data Management
  • Museum Project
  • Special Topics
  • Independent Study
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Preparing, Understanding and Using Financial Statements

                        Detailed Programme Facts

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

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                        Academic Requirements

                        You need the following GPA score:

                        Required score: 3

                        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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                        General Requirements

                        Admission Requirements:

                        • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
                        • Results from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination
                        • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the Internet-based exam, 232 on the computer-based exam, or 575 on the paper exam for students whose native language is not English. Non-native speakers may submit a minimum score of 6.5 from the IELTS examination to substitute for the TOEFL score.
                        • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0. Students who do not satisfy this requirement but have at least a 3.0 GPA in their major field may be admitted on probation.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          1235 USD/module
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 1235 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
                        • National

                          1235 USD/module
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 1235 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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                        Living costs for Oklahoma City

                        • 911 - 1460 USD/month
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