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Museum Studies

The City University of New York

12 months
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855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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About

The online MA in Museum Studies curriculum at The City University of New York allows students to study the background history and theoretical underpinnings of museums broadly while investigating and evaluating the critical importance of education, visitor experience and orientation, administration, technology, and collections management.

Overview

Throughout the curriculum of the MA in Museum Studies at The City University of New York, the underlying and constant thread is diversity and inclusiveness, a critical and often overlooked aspect of current museum practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MA in Museum Studies will be able to:
  • Analyze theory, history, and background of museums and public culture.
  • Apply best practices regarding collections acquisitions, archival management, and care.
  • Evaluate and appraise methods and styles of exhibition content development, delivery, and interpretation geared towards a range of visitors.
  • Evaluate and appraise methods and styles of exhibition content development, delivery, and interpretation mindful of inclusion and diversity, including, but not limited to visitors with disabilities.
  • Evaluate, appraise, and distinguish educational aspects of museum practice.
  • Understand the important need for efficient and integrated administration.
  • Create and curate a museum exhibition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Theory of Museums
  • Curatorial Theory and Exhibition Design
  • Museum Education and Interpretation
  • Museum Administration, Finance, and the Law
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Leading Groups and Teams

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.01

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.

Resident: 

  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Funding

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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