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Master of Science in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership

Program Details

Designed specifically for working professionals, the online MS in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership integrates innovative management practice, arts administration theory, and practicum into this internationally-recognized curriculum. As a student, you’ll benefit from Drexel’s multi-disciplinary approach through a class structure that incorporates three integral branches of the arts: research, policy, and practice.


Students starting in the fall attend an on-campus residency.

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • For the Arts Administration concentration, previous coursework should include at least one course in financial accounting, two courses in the history or literature of an art, and/or two courses in the practical or creative aspects of an art. If you haven't taken these courses, you must complete them during the first two terms in the program
  • For the Museum Leadership concentration, previous coursework should include two courses in any field related to museum practice, one undergraduate course in financial accounting and two years of experience working or volunteering with a museum
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education