M.A. On Campus

Museum Professions

Seton Hall University

12 months
1304 USD/credit
1304 USD/credit
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The M.A. program in Museum Professions offered by Seton Hall University prepares students for professional careers in museums and other cultural institutions through challenging coursework and concrete experience, melding the theoretical with the practical.


Museums in the 21st century have become complex, multipurpose organizations. This program offered by Seton Hall University is designed to meet their need for professionally trained employees.

Key facts:

  • Its curriculum is informed by the curriculum guidelines of the American Association of Museums and the International Council of Museums and aims at developing skills -- in such areas as professional museum work, research, technology, leadership, creative problem solving, and advocacy--as well as values, including ethical and professional behavior, respect for cultural diversity, and appreciation of the value of museum traditions. 
  • The M.A. in Museum Professions is a 39-credit, on-campus program designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in museums or related cultural institutions. Students complete an Internship and Master's Thesis and select one of four professional tracks in Museum Education, Museum Registration, Museum Management, or Exhibition Development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy of a Museum
  • History and Theory of Museums
  • Writing for Museums
  • Museum Technologies
  • Seminar Abroad
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Electronic application and application fee
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (up to 550 words, about 2 pages)
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended - including pre- and post-baccalaureate coursework
  • GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores
  • Letters of recommendation (2)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1304 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1304 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1304 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1304 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for South Orange

1702 - 4188 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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