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Museum Studies

Western Illinois University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
13830 USD/year
13830 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Museum Studies degree program at Western Illinois University will prepare students for diverse types of work associated with museums, including museum administration, collections management, exhibition development, museum education, volunteerism, and fundraising.

Overview

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 outcomes

The 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Museums: Purpose, Function and History
  • Museum Administration
  • Museum Exhibition
  • Museum Collections Management 
  • Introduction to Museum Education 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students - rolling admission

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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