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Museum Studies

University of Oklahoma

24 months
818 USD/credit 13497 USD/year
818 USD/credit 13497 USD/year
818 USD/credit 13497 USD/year
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The College of Professional and Continuing Studies Master of Arts in Museum Studies at the University of Oklahoma a 100% online, cutting-edge program designed to prepare today’s museum professionals for the challenges of tomorrow. 


About this Degree

The comprehensive curriculum addresses museum management procedures, budget administration, exhibit and educational programming, and community interaction. We are proud to be home to one of very few degrees in the nation to offer comprehensive education for museum operation.

The Museum Studies master's program at the University of Oklahoma is designed to accommodate working adults and can be completed in as little as two years. All fall and spring semester courses in this program are 16 weeks long. Summer session courses are eight weeks long. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

With courses that prepare you to meet the challenges of directing, operating or working at a museum, a Museum Studies master’s degree from OU is distinct in its flexibility. Use what you learn in this program to advance your museum and help it succeed.

What You'll Learn

  • How to become a well-informed museum professional that can adapt to new challenges and opportunities
  • The history and architecture of public museums from the late 18th century to present
  • An understanding of top-quality museum administration and management techniques
  • How to successfully interact with the public through exhibitions, educational programming, volunteer associations and more
  • How to make museum collections mesh with your museum’s goals
  • How to identify and document historic building, sites and structures
  • Best practices in technology and ways to connect with museum audiences through technological trends

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The World of a Museum

  • History and Architecture of the Museum

  • Museum Management and Leadership

  • Museums, Cultures, and Communities

  • Collection Management

  • Museum Project (Independent Study)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: A 300-500 word statement describing your career goals and how the chosen degree program aligns with those goals. The statement should also address educational history, including any disparity in undergraduate GPA, and significant life events leading to the decision to apply to graduate school.
  • Current Resume: Formatted in a professional manner, highlighting past work experience and education.
  • Last Degree Conferring Transcript: Must be uploaded into the online application with the rest of your materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 818 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 818 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 818 USD per credit during 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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