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Museum Studies

The University of the Arts

18 months
46530 USD/year
46530 USD/year
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The University of the Arts offers the only Master of Arts in Museum Studies that is grounded in a School of Design. Our student body includes designers and non-designers from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of interest. We seek students who are smart, creative and passionate about the power of museums to change and improve lives. 


People choose this master’s degree program to become advocates for museums and other institutions. Our alumni craft and execute missions and strategic plans, expand and educate audiences through marketing and community outreach, write grants, and raise money to fund vital museum efforts. 


Our Museum Studies master’s programs are purposefully multidisciplinary. Students can take coursework in the related programs Museum Exhibition, Planning and Design and Museum Education. They also have opportunities to craft a personalized learning experience with graduate-level courses in the School of Design. 

Designed for collaboration, The University of the Arts ’ program offers you the opportunity to apply all you will learn about traditional and contemporary approaches to full, complex team-based projects the professional standard of the museum field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museums: History & Theory 
  • Principles of Development & Grant Writing 
  • Museum Audiences & Evaluation 
  • Museum Graphic Principles 
  • Essentials of Graphic Software 
  • Museum Studies Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admissions basis.


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

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    46530 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46530 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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