Museum Studies

University of Oklahoma

M.A. Online
24 months
885 USD/credit
885 USD/credit
274 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Museum professionals are committed to discovery. They serve as curators of the world’s past so it can touch the lives of those in the present. As can be expected, a task this important means that the museum industry is constantly evolving and experiencing new challenges. This  Museum Studies Program is offered at the University of Oklahoma.

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The University of Oklahoma Extended Campus Master of Arts - Museum Studies is part of a cutting-edge program designed to prepare today’s museum professionals for the challenges of tomorrow. As technologies develop and museums are faced with new ways to display their collections, museum professionals are tasked with the challenge to keep up. 

About the Museum Studies Program

Our Master of Arts - Museum Studies is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to help you solve real-world problems faced by museum professionals. The comprehensive curriculum addresses museum management procedures, budget administration, exhibit and educational programming, and community interaction. Our faculty members are drawn from museums across the country, including two AAM-accredited museums located at the University of Oklahoma the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of National History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

What to Expect

The Museum Studies master's program is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Foundation (three hours) 
  • Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies OR 
  • Qualitative Research Methods (three hours)
  • History and Architecture of Museums (three hours) 
  • Museum Management and Leadership (three hours) 
  • Museums, Cultures, and Communities (three hours) 
  • Museum Collections (three hours) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


33 alternative credits



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.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Attending at least two years and graduating from a high school in the United States or another country where English is the first language.
  • Completing at least 24 credit hours at an accredited college or university in the United States or another country where English is the first language.
  • Earning a bachelor’s degree (or higher) at an accredited university in the United States or another country where English is the first language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    885 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 885 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    885 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 885 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    274 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 274 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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