Museum Studies

University of Toronto

Master On Campus
24 months
38520 CAD/year
10350 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Museum Studies program of University of Toronto prepares students for future involvement in museums and related cultural agencies.


The Museum Studies program of University of Toronto examines the theoretical body of knowledge of museology as a necessary context for professional practice.

The MMSt program is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. The program features an integrated learning approach that links theory with practice. Areas of focus include: Collections, Curatorship, Digital Heritage, Global Cultures & Museums, Museum Education & Programming, and Museum Management. Both a course-based and a thesis option are available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Collection Management 
  • Ethics, Leadership, Management 
  • Exhibitions, Interpretation, Communication 
  • Museums and Cultural Heritage: Context and Critical Issues 
  • Museum Planning and Management: Projects and Fundraising 
  • ​Contemporary Theories of Art and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


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.

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree with an overall average grade of at least B+ from a recognized university.
  • Applicants must satisfy the Museum Studies program that they are capable of independent research in museum studies at an advanced level. Demonstrated previous experience in museums or related cultural organizations will also be considered. Admission to this program is competitive.
  • All incoming graduate students must have a good command of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38520 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10350 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10350 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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