Museum Studies

The University of the Arts

18 months
44780 USD/year
44780 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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). 


With three areas of scholarship at its core – cultural research and policy, communication strategies, and creative content – the program readies students for a wide range of communication, planning, and management roles in the museum and related fields, helping institutions connect to the audiences, community members, donors, media representatives and policy-makers they seek to engage.

Students in the Museum Studies program pursue a course of study that balances theory with application. The curriculum is grounded, current and relevant. Courses on information literacy, graphic and content design, marketing and communications planning, visitor experience, governance, and fundraising are complemented by immersive hands-on learning experiences as well as internships and apprenticeships with many of the greater Philadelphia region’s more than 1,200 museums and cultural institutions. Students also benefit from inter-departmental courses shared with other Museum Studies students at UArts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basics of Graphic Software 
  • Museology 
  • The Museum Audience 
  • Museum Graphics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University of the Arts operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning there is no specific application deadline. 




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General 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

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

    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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