Interview with Taylor Jeromos for the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Taylor will graduate with an M.A. in History and a concentration in Museum Studies in May 2017. Currently, she works as a Graduate Research Assistant for Public Programs. Thank you, Taylor, for providing this look into your graduate school experience!

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Interview for the University of Missouri-St. Louis

This is the first interview for the M.A. in History, certificate in Musem Studies program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Thank you to this graduate for providing insight into her experience!

 

Why did you choose the University of Missouri-St. Louis?
I was already living in St. Louis and the tuition waiver through the assistantship was very appealing.

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University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Updated on March 3, 2018 to incorporate additional responses.

 

This is the review of the History program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. For starters, here are some facts about the program and the university:

  • The degree offered at UNCG is an M.A. in History with a concentration in Museum Studies and is a 36 credit degree.
  • Graduates of the program automatically become members of the Museum Studies/Historic Preservation Graduate Student Group (MSHP) which organizes community and recreational activities for the group.
  • The GRE is required to apply and there is a required capstone project to graduate.

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Interview with Amanda Vtipilson for Johns Hopkins University

This is an interview with Amanda Vtipilson who graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. She currently works as the Curator of Education at a history museum. Thank you, Amanda, for providing these insights into your graduate school experience.

Why did you choose Johns Hopkins University?

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University of Oklahoma

This is the review for the Master of Arts in Museum Studies at the University of Oklahoma. For starters, here are some facts about the university and program:

  • The degree is entirely online though they offer on-campus classes depends on the number of students enrolled at each location
  • The University of Oklahoma of Liberal Studies publishes the Journal of Museum Studies, that from the sound of it, gives students and professors the chance to publish.
  • The program is a 33 credit course and requires the completion of a thesis or research project or a museum elective with an exam at the end

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Syracuse University

This is the review for the Museum Studies program at Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts. If you weren’t previously aware, here are some facts about the university and its Museum Studies program:

  • The program has a Museums and Contemporary Practices MAYmester course where students spend a week in D.C. or NYC taking private tours and meeting with museum professionals.
  • There are 161 graduate students enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts with 61% identifying as females
  • GRE is not required, however, if you submit them, they will be reviewed.

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Baylor University

This is the review for Baylor Universtiy’s M.A. in Museum Studies program. Here are some quick facts about the University and its program:

  • Baylor University is the “oldest continually operating university in Texas”
  • As of Fall 2016, there are 2,611 graduate students enrolled at Baylor
  • The university offers scholarships and loans as well graduate assistantships through the Museum Studies program.
  • Baylor University is the home to the Mayborn Museum Complex and the Martin Museum of Art

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University of Washington

Updated on March 12, 2017, to incorporate additional responses and information from the Student Experience Coordinator at the University of Washington.

This is the review for the University of Washington’s Museology degree program. It is a two-year, full-time, on-campus program. Here are some other facts about the program and university:

  • Offers the country’s only evaluation specialization
  • A thesis or capstone project is required to graduate
  • Partners with the American Alliance of Museum’s Curators Committee to organize the Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition for 2017 and the Kirkland Arts Center every year for one graduate student to create an exhibition. You can read more about it here.
  • 44% of students qualified for work study in the 2015-2016 academic year
  • No higher, out-of-state tuition rate!

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Texas Tech University

Updated on February 19, 2017 to incorporate additional responses.

This is the review for the Museum Science and Heritage Management MA program at Texas Tech University (TTU).

Here are some facts about the university and program:

  • To be considered for fellowships, the deadline for applications are February 1st.
  • Students may choose between an internship or thesis to complete the degree.
  • Students may also choose a “subdivision” which will be the focus of their 12 elective credits. These subdivision choices change whether students choose the Museum Science or Heritage Management major.
  • In addition to the general TTU application, the program requires two recommendations, a scholarship application, and a career summary statement
  • The school has a pretty extensive university museum

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Interview with Michelle Powers for John F. Kennedy University

Introducing Michelle Powers who received her MA/MBA from John F. Kennedy University in 2013. She is currently an independent leadership and fundraising consultant. Thank you, Michelle, for answering questions about your graduate school experience.

 

Why did you choose the John F. Kennedy University?

I chose the John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies Program for many reasons. Here are a few: Continue reading “Interview with Michelle Powers for John F. Kennedy University”