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Professional Studies - Art History

12 months
1105 USD/credit 39780 USD/year
1105 USD/credit 39780 USD/year
613 USD/credit 22068 USD/year
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From specialized courses focused on the needs of the current visual arts workplace to those grounded in the history of art, this Professional Studies - Art History program at Towson University offers a wide-range of educational experiences and opportunities.


About this Professional Studies - Art History degree

Enroll as a part-time or full-time student at Towson University, and choose from courses in museum studies and art history. Topics include museum management, care and handling of objects, museum education, development and grant writing, marketing and public relations for cultural institutions, history and theory of exhibition design, and curatorial vision.

A wide range of specialized art history courses are available as well, including the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque, U.S. art and architecture, non-western and modern and contemporary art and theory. Students with degrees from other related areas of study beyond art history are also encouraged to apply; related areas of study include history, philosophy, anthropology, English, studio art, and art education.

Most courses are offered in the evenings on campus. Some courses are offered online or partially online. A recommended internship allows you to acquire real-world experience while working on site in area institutions and in the university’s three galleries. Students must plan their program of study in collaboration with the art history concentration director. Internships must also be planned with and approved by the art history concentration director.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements of WWW Design
  • Graduate Exhibit Design
  •  Museum Studies
  • Museum and Community
  • Care and Handling of Objects
  • Museum Education
  • Exhibition Design History and Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university**

A GPA of 3.00 (2.75 for conditional admission) is required. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Additionally, the applicant must submit an essay that includes:

  • the student’s reasons for wishing to enter the program.
  • an explanation of the ways in which the Professional Studies program will enable the applicant to achieve personal and/or professional goals.
  • a preliminary overview of the student’s proposed plan of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    39780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1105 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 613 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Towson

1797 - 3043 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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