12 months
1010 USD/credit
1010 USD/credit
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The Museum Studies programme is offered by Marist College and Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici at the Marist-LdM Florence Branch Campus in Italy. This degree program has been designed to meet the academic needs of qualified students from around the world.

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The Museum Studies programme offered by Marist College is an interdisciplinary advanced degree program which aims to provide students with a combination of significant hands-on practical experiences and an understanding of how museums operate within their social and cultural contexts. 

Drawing on faculty from the U.S., U.K., and continental Europe, courses are taught using a variety of innovative methods, yet they share two fundamental core principles which are embedded in the program’s philosophy: 1) museums’ engagement with the public is paramount and 2) museums vary greatly across the globe and therefore must be studied from an international comparative perspective.

Key facts:

Located in Florence, Italy, one of the world’s most important museum centers, the program offers unparalleled learning and internship opportunities. Guest lectures by museum professionals expose students to a wide variety of international perspectives, widening their horizons while visits to museums, historical monuments, archives, libraries, and relevant non-profit institutions essentially use Florence as a classroom, integrating students within the city and offering them hands-on exposure to real-world museum research and practices. Both the lectures and the visits facilitate the important transition from student to museum professional at the finish of their degree program.

The program, which is taught in collaboration with the University of Florence and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, provides a much-needed forum for reflection and debate on museological issues in the city and beyond. As part of that effort, the program sponsors an international conference each year for museum professionals, which M.A. students participate in.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Museums and the Public I: People and Ideas
  • Museums, Galleries, and the History of Collecting
  • Museum Development, Management, and Leadership
  • Art and Objects in Museums and in Context
  • Research Methods I: Methodology and Resources
  • Museums and the Public II: Objects and Audience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts from each college/university attended must be uploaded to the application for admission decision. Official bachelor's degree noted transcripts will be required upon acceptance in order to matriculate.
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement outlining career objective(s), the reason(s) for selecting Marist's MA in Museum Studies program, and your personal and professional expectations from the program
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from an academic professional)
  • Writing sample (preferably a prior undergraduate/graduate academic paper)
  • English Proficiency Exam (for non-native English-speaking students), one of the following exams are required:
  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Session One - Fall (13 Credits) - $13,130
  • Session Two - Spring (13 Credits) - $13,130
  • Session Three - Summer (8 Credits)- $8,080


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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