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Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Program Details

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology’s critical role in today’s museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change.
 
We welcome students from around the world interested in all types of museums including history, technology, science, art, special topic or themed museums, historic sites, national parks and zoos as well as those interested in exhibitions for corporations, government agencies and private organizations.

You’ll also have access to innovative virtual field trips and global resources from a wide array of museums brought together in new and exciting ways.
 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates career opportunities to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, sparked by an increasing public interest in science, art, and history. There will be strong competition for open positions, and a master’s degree offers a significant advantage.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university, or equivalent international credential
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong writing skills
  • History of relevant coursework and/or relevant professional experience
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Writing Sample
  • Transcripts

Nine online courses and one onsite, two-week intensive seminar (to be held in Washington, DC, or in another location organized by the program) are required to complete the degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Restrictions

This program is currently not accepting students from Wisconsin.