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Art History - Museum Studies

University of Denver

24 months
48594 USD/year
48594 USD/year
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In addition to earning a master’s degree, in the Art History - Museum Studies program of the University of Denver you will take courses with curators and conservators from the region’s art institutions.


During the Art History - Museum Studies program of the University of Denver you can gain experience handling art, hanging exhibitions and curating exhibits in our Vicki Myhren Gallery and Madden Museum. Classes taught on-site in Denver’s museums allow you to meet professionals from museum directors to collections managers and find a museum career that suits your skills and interests. Students in the museum studies concentration also conduct an individually-tailored internship in a regional or national art institution giving you hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

Alumni now hold positions at distinguished venues as curators, consultants, administrators, registrars, collection managers and museum educators.

Why Study Art History at DU?

  • Art history master's candidates enjoy small class sizes in a fast-paced, two-year program.
  • Museum studies students engage in local and national internships, enabling them to gain the experience needed to secure employment after graduation.
  • Our official partnerships with the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and the Western Center for Conservation of Fine Arts give students opportunities for hands-on experiences that supplement their classroom learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Art History Methods
  • Museum Methods and Principles
  • Curatorial Practicum
  • Learning in Museums
  • Topics in Art History
  • Topics in Contemporary Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official scores from the TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language.
  • Transcripts.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.
  • Submit a statement outlining your reasons for graduate study and your professional goals.
  • Submit a research paper (with notes and bibliography, art history preferred) that demonstrates your writing and research ability.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 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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