Museum Studies students at Western Illinois University will learn about the purpose, function, and history of museums; become acquainted with the professional challenges and opportunities museum personnel encounter in their field; and gain practical experience working in regional museums.Teaching methods will include lectures; seminars; hands-on experiences; and a supervised, negotiated internship placement.
Western also offers an integrated bachelor’s/master’s program for students currently enrolled in the undergraduate program at Western.
Learning outcomesThe MA in Museum Studies degree program will provide:
- knowledge and training in the various aspects of museum work to include administration, collections management, exhibition development, education, community development, tourism, and fundraising.
- an in-depth understanding of approaches to the documentation, interpretation, presentation, and preservation of curated materials in museums.
- practical training relevant to a professional career in the museum and galleries sector.
- training in organizing events, building volunteer organizations, and raising money throughout the community.
- graduates with a portfolio documenting their knowledge and skills needed for employment.
- opportunities for the working professional to attend late afternoon and evening classes on a part-time basis.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Museums: Purpose, Function and History
- Museum Administration
- Museum Exhibition
- Museum Collections Management
- Introduction to Museum Education
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , International
- National students - rolling admission
DisciplinesMuseum Studies View 51 other Masters in Museum Studies in United States
- Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency.
- Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
- If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.
International13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National13830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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