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26 Masters Programs in Museum Studies

A master's degree is a course of study that allows students to take their education in a given field to a level above that which is possible in college. Students interested in pursuing higher education to build successful careers often decide to enroll in master's degree programs. What is a Master in Museum Studies? This course of study is particularly attractive to students passionate about histo… Read more

A master's degree is a course of study that allows students to take their education in a given field to a level above that which is possible in college. Students interested in pursuing higher education to build successful careers often decide to enroll in master's degree programs.

What is a Master in Museum Studies? This course of study is particularly attractive to students passionate about history and the museum experience, because coursework focuses heavily on these elements. Though each program is unique, most schools require courses in history, anthropology and exhibit design. The goal is to prepare students for demanding careers working in museums, so organization and management skills are also stressed.

One key benefit to completing a master's degree in museum studies is the level of expertise this education provides. Students are well versed in both the theory and practice of running a successful museum. While this is a highly specialized skill set, much of the experience is also applicable to other fields and tasks.

The cost of obtaining a Master in Museum Studies varies, because each program has a slightly different tuition. In order to get a better sense for the cost of enrolling in a given program, contact the school's admissions office.

A master's in museum studies directly lends itself to the many professions that make museums possible. These include curators, museum directors, guides and exhibit designers. Having completed their path of study, graduates are fully prepared to begin running, stocking, and maintaining museums. Museum directors are constantly on the lookout for fresh and ambitious graduates from these programs to fill spots on their staff.

Students who are interested in the field of museum studies are encouraged to apply. Our database contains many schools offering Master in Museum Studies programs, and can help you narrow your list of candidates. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

This master's program integrates the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum sett ... +

This master's program integrates the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts
South Orange, USA

Our 39-credit Museum Professions Degree is designed to both prepare students for careers in museums and to further refine and enhance the current museum professional’s skillse ... +

Our 39-credit Museum Professions Degree is designed to both prepare students for careers in museums and to further refine and enhance the current museum professional’s skillset. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

With this objective, the Master in Advanced Studies of Museums and Historical-Artistic Heritage of the UCM aspires to offer theoretical-practical training of a marked interdis ... +

With this objective, the Master in Advanced Studies of Museums and Historical-Artistic Heritage of the UCM aspires to offer theoretical-practical training of a marked interdisciplinary nature, based on very diverse cultural, historical, scientific, technical and experimental knowledge. Along with them, those of administrative and economic management are complemented by others of a sociological and political nature, so as to ensure a solid and innovative preparation in the field of research, teaching and professional work. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in museum studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage organizat ... +

The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in museum studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage organizations that operate in a constantly changing social dynamic. -
Master
Full-time
16 months
English
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for cur ... +

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology's critical role in today's museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Toronto Faculty of Information
Toronto, Canada

The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of museologi ... +

The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of museological theory with experience. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse, USA

Our master of arts (M.A.) degree program in museum studies offers a curriculum based on hands-on training, research, scholarship, and design that prepares you for a wide range ... +

Our master of arts (M.A.) degree program in museum studies offers a curriculum based on hands-on training, research, scholarship, and design that prepares you for a wide range of positions in various types of museums. -
MA
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation s ... +

The MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation skills in preparation for a career in the heritage sector. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Museum Studies Program at GW combines traditional academic training in academic subjects together with museum practices and practical museum experience–a combination that ... +

The Museum Studies Program at GW combines traditional academic training in academic subjects together with museum practices and practical museum experience–a combination that is necessary to begin a successful museum career. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice and emphasizes the international c ... +

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice and emphasizes the international contexts of museums in the modern world. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London or New York. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies prepares students for employment in museums, principally as curators, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other ... +

The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies prepares students for employment in museums, principally as curators, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other heritage facilities. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MA in International Heritage Management is a well-established and respected programme based on a unique partnership between a leading research University and one of the la ... +

The MA in International Heritage Management is a well-established and respected programme based on a unique partnership between a leading research University and one of the largest independent museums in the UK, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This course looks at the way that museums, galleries and other cultural institutions are changing to meet the needs of the 21st century. The MA has been designed for students ... +

This course looks at the way that museums, galleries and other cultural institutions are changing to meet the needs of the 21st century. The MA has been designed for students who wish to work as curators, arts organisers, museum professional and other cultural managers and who want to know in particular how these institutions face contemporary issues. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and ma ... +

Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and management. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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