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Museum Administration

College

College of Graduate & Continuing Studies

Degree Designation

Master of Arts

Program Level

Graduate

Program Type

Major

Program Academic Focus

Online Program

Program Description

Program effective Spring 2023.

The Museum Administration graduate program is designed for students seeking employment in museums, historical societies, and similar institutions. Students will be
prepared to work in museum jobs such as digital exhibition, preservation, curation, cataloging, project management, and education from the Public History concentration. Students will add subject matter knowledge of leadership, management, marketing, fund-raising, strategic planning, budgeting, and grant writing. The program will prepare graduates to compete for administrative and leadership positions in the museum field. The internship will entail an immersive experience and a capstone project of significant professional value.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of an awarded bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution;

  • A score of 550 or higher on the TOEFL (or equivalent on the computer-based version) for students whose primary language is not English;

  • Personal statement outlining career objectives, suitability for graduate study, on-line study, and reasons for undertaking graduate work;

  • Résumé or curriculum vitae

Objective

Synthesize the professional literature and methodological foundations of the Museum Studies and Public Administration fields relating to pedagogy, digitization, exhibition evaluation, research, interpretation, and creation, as well as leadership, strategic planning, personnel issues, administration, grant-writing, governance, ethics, branding, stewardship, and risk assessment.

Objective

Analyze real-world problems in historical interpretation and administration competencies and then determine solutions by applying theories and best practices in Museum Studies and Public Administration using the highest levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

Objective

Implement Museum Studies methodologies and Public Administration competencies through graduate-level exercises in the respective fields that culminate in a 300-hour Internship experience that produces a significant Capstone product.

Objective

Develop understanding of ethical and legal responsibilities to maintain the public’s trust and institutional transparency that underpin the Public Administration and Museum Studies professions.

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