M.A. in Museum Studies

The M.A. in Museum Studies is designed to offer students a rigorous academic curriculum as well as the tools, experience, and skills necessary to pursue doctoral studies or professional careers in the field of the arts. It is coordinated by the Department of Art, in conjunction with regional cultural institutions and museums. Through course work and pre-professional museum internship training, the program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the major art historical periods, museology, theories and practice, with an emphasis on the areas of art education and curatorial studies. The M.A. draws on departmental strengths in research, art education, direct-object study, and the vast cultural resources of the New York metropolitan area.

Major Requirements
Required Graduate Courses (15 credits)
ART 562 Exhibition Research and Design 3.00
ART 570 Social History of Modern Museum 3.00
ART 581 Methodologies in Art History 3.00
ART 663 The Art Museum as Educator 3.00
ARM 557 Development, Fundraising and Grant Writing 3.00
Choose 2 from the following (6 credits):
ART 563 Curatorial Methods and Practices 3.00
ART 565 Object Care and Collections Management 3.00
ARM 561 The Anatomy of a Museum 3.00
ART 564 Museum Education: Audience Research and Program Design 3.00
Required Internship Courses (6 credits)
ART 650 Internship I: Steinberg Museum of Art 3.00
ART 651 Internship II: Museum/Art Organization 3.00
Required Museum Studies Thesis Course (3 credits)
ART 750 Graduate Thesis Research 3.00
Credit and GPA Requirements
Total Credits Required: 30
Minimum Major GPA: 3.00
Minimum Overall GPA: 3.00


College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean