Museum Studies program at Johns Hopkins University Overview
Museums are more relevant today than ever before. They are responsible for cultural stewardship and serve as a gathering place for communities; a space for reflection, interaction, participation, and learning (onsite and online); and act as an agent of social change.
Innovations in information and communication technologies are challenging museums to rethink their approach and transform the museum experience to keep up with the intellectual curiosity of today’s learners. The need has never been greater for leaders with the knowledge and skills to face these challenges and create a vision for the museums of the future.
Prepare for 21st-century museum leadership and stewardship with a master’s degree in museum studies at Johns Hopkins. With a focus on technology’s role in the field, the program explores how museums can attract new visitors, increase engagement, and transform experiences for today’s diverse audiences.
A 21st Century Curriculum
New demands and challenges are emerging in every aspect of the museum landscape. Focusing on the needs of the 21st-century museum professional, this program combines theory and practice while emphasizing digital strategies in today’s museum and offering training on new models of education, curatorship, exhibitions, and business strategies to create the visionary leaders of tomorrow’s museums.
Advance Your Career
Our students and alumni advance their careers in all types of institutions from local historic sites and zoos to art, history, science, and special-interest museums. They specialize in a variety of areas, including:
- Collections management
- Curatorial and exhibition strategies
- Visitor engagement
- Business, management, and leadership
- Digital strategies
Learn on Your Terms
Access your course work — and collections from museums around the world — from wherever you are. Available 90% online, the MA in Museum Studies program is flexible enough to fit your scheduling needs and also highly interactive, providing an enriching learning experience filled with virtual field trips and engaging discussions.
The two-week onsite study seminar, in locations organized by the program, adds a hands-on, real-world component to your Hopkins experience.
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- Exploring Museum Professions
- Museums in the Digital Age
- Two-Week Onsite Seminar
- Exhibition Strategies
- The Business of Museums
- History & Philosophy of Museums
- Collection Management
- 16 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Museum Studies View 8 other Masters in Museum Studies in United States
- 750-word Statement of Purpose.
- Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or academic accomplishment. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
- Official transcripts
- A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For students who have been out of school for some time work experience may be considered.
- Strong writing skills
International4554 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4554 USD per module during 16 months.
National4554 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4554 USD per module during 16 months.
- $4,554 per course.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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