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Museum Professions, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The M.A. program in Museum Professions prepares students for professional careers in museums and other cultural institutions through challenging coursework and concrete experience, melding the theoretical with the practical.

About

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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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 (3)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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