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Museum Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
, PA,
Museum Studies at the University of the Arts offers three distinctive graduate programs that put contemporary museum theory and practice into the hands of our students: Museum Studies (MA), Museum Education (MA), Museum Exhibition Planning & Design (MFA).

About

The foundation of the program has four components: an education core addressing methods of object interpretation and museum teaching; a focus on museum history, current theories and practices; a professional core including two internships; and a master’s thesis or capstone project. Students also benefit from departmental courses many of which involve team projects with other Museum Studies students, as well as the opportunity to take electives in other UArts departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museums: History/Theory/Practice 
  • Museum Audiences and Evaluation 
  • Educational Psychology for Lifelong Learning 
  • Exploring Education in Philadelphia Museums

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The University of the Arts operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning there is no specific application deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      Duration: 1.5 years, full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

    • A Completed Online Application Form 
    • Application Fee of $60 
    • Official Transcripts
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Statement of Intent & Resume
    • Creative Portfolio
    • Personal Interview

    In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants or those with foreign credentials must submit:

    • All applicants with transcripts from outside the United States are required to submit transcripts officially translated into English. 
    • International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44780 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44780 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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