Master of Science in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership
Drexel University

Program Details

Designed specifically for working professionals, the online Master of Science in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership is available from Drexel University.  This program integrates innovative management practice, arts administration theory, and practicum into this internationally recognized art program curriculum.  Students benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach through a class structure that incorporates three integral branches of the arts: research, policy, and practice.  You will take courses that are immediately applicable to your work, in areas including:

  • Management techniques
  • Technology tools
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Financial accounting
  • Marketing and engagement

Graduates are prepared for roles in marketing, collections and general management, development, community outreach, board relations, education, and more.


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

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education