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The Master of Arts in museum studies program is designed to promote professional development and advancement in museum studies, public history, archives, and tribal museums and cultural centers.

Courses You'll Take

The museum studies major provides training to students interested in pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, archives, national parks and related institutions. 


Requirements for Admission

  • Online application for admission.
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions.
  • Undergraduate transcripts must show: * 
    • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended that record a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 3.00 in the last 60 hours. *Students falling below these standards may qualify for conditional admission.
Note: Students must meet with faculty mentor/advisor in group or individual advisement session before enrolling.

Career Opportunities

Museum Studies majors have a variety of career opportunities, including: 

  • History museums and historical sites
  • Historical associations and societies
  • Cultural heritage organizations
  • Historical projects

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.