Updated on January 18, 2017, to incorporate additional responses.
This post is the review for the University of Leicester’s Museum Studies Program. Though there are various programs you can attend here, they are all within the same department and responses from these various programs will be included in this one post. So far, there has been 15 reviews of the Museum Studies program as a whole: five reviews for the distance learning MA, and ten for degrees earned on-campus.
To get started, here are some quick facts about the University of Leicester and its Museum Studies program:
- It’s pronounced Less-ter
- There are 2 museum-centered degree options on campus, Museum Studies or Art Museum and Gallery Studies. Off-campus degree options are Museum Studies, Heritage and Interpretation, and Socially Engaged Practice
- ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by Times Higher Education (found here)
- Offers a 10% discount if you got your undergraduate degree at Leicester OR a 10% discount if you are related to a Leicester graduate.
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Interview for the Cooperstown Graduate Program.
The first interview for the Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) and the Museum Masters Review as a whole! This individual attended the CGP in 2002 and now works as an Executive Director at a small art museum. Huge thank you to her for providing answers to some additional questions about her experiences in graduate school.
Why did you choose the Cooperstown Graduate School?
I wanted a program that was specifically focused on museums and museum management, covering all aspects of museum work. I also really liked the practical aspect of it. Most of the programs I investigated were very specific to a certain kind of museum or didn’t offer anything nearly as comprehensive.
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Updated on November 29, 2016
This is the review for the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University (GWU) based on 16 responses. GWU offers two entirely separate museum related master’s degrees, Museum Studies and Museum Education. If you would like to learn more about their Museum Education Program go here. If you are looking for information on the Museum Studies Program, continue reading.
To begin, here are some facts about GWU and its Museum Studies Program:
- was established in 1976
- fellowships are offered specific to the Museum Studies Program. There are partial scholarships, awarded for incoming students in the fall semester only, and must submit the application by January 5th
- offers a program called “Grad2Grad” with the highlighted benefit of 10% tuition discount for GWU undergraduates from 2015 and 2016. You can read more about it here.
- Besides the MA in Museum Studies, a Campus-Based Museum Studies Certificate, and Distance Education Certificate* is also available.
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Updated January 18, 2017, to incorporate additional responses.
This is the review for the Museum Education Program at George Washington University (GWU) based on six responses. GWU offers two entirely separate museum related master’s degrees, Museum Studies and Museum Education. If you would like to learn more about their Museum Studies Program go here. If you are looking for information on the Museum Education Program, continue reading.
To start here are some facts about GWU and the Museum Education Program offered there:
- application deadline is March 1st but if you would like to be considered for scholarships, the deadline is January 15th. As long as you submit by this date, you are considered for half-tuition merit scholarships
- the degree is a Master of Arts in Teaching
- the graduate school has a Twitter (@gwGSEHD)
- the program is only 14 months long and begins in the summer
- only 10-15 students are accepted a year
- the GRE is not required
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Thank you everyone for the responses and support! I’m excited to have so many and please keep them coming. I plan on covering at least a program per week and featuring alumni and possibly current students from the program. I will also be updating previous posts as I receive more responses. I will be posting about the graduate program at George Washington University this Friday, so stay tuned!
This is the review of The Cooperstown Graduate Program based on 24 responses.
For some context, here are some quick facts about The Cooperstown Graduate Program:
- The Cooperstown Graduate Program is an academic division of SUNY Oneonta
- approximately 15 students are accepted into The Cooperstown Graduate Program per year
- on average, graduates have a 90-100% success rate in finding a job within 12 months after graduation
- there are 4 full-time faculty with additional adjunct professors teaching about 30 students
- partnered with the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA)
- part-time assistantships are available as well as grants and scholarships
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The review of the Library and Information Science program at the University of Maryland.
This post is for the Library and Information Science program offered at the University of Maryland (UMD).
Here are some facts about the University of Maryland graduate school and its Information and Library Sciences program:
- Information and Library Sciences at UMD is ranked 10 by US News & World Report
- The overall average age of graduate students in the Fall 2015 semester was 29
- 386 master’s students are enrolled in the College of Information Science. There are three master’s programs available in this school as well as a PhD program.
- 37.1% of the Fall 2015 overall graduate student population (3,295) were awarded assistantships
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Arts and Administration program at the University of Oregon
The review of the Arts and Administration program at the University of Oregon.
Here are some quick facts about the University of Oregon and their museum-related program:
- 3,200 graduate students at U of O, 50% are master’s students
- 1,500 graduate students are awarded Graduate Teaching Fellowships which includes teaching and research assistantships
- 83% of those fellowships go to doctoral students, 31% to master’s students and 2% to law students.
- does not require a GRE to attend
- named one of the best colleges for LBGTQ students by BestColleges.com
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I found something the internet seems to be lacking.
Here’s the quick story.
I have graduated from undergrad and am working on getting my museum career off the ground. The more I look for and apply (and apply and apply) to jobs, the more I realize graduate school would not be such a bad idea.
My next step takes me to Google as I attempt to find reviews of museum programs or programs rated by reputable sources (or people with plenty of opinions). What I find is not a lot, especially compared to what one finds for MBA programs, for instance. I found something the internet seems to be lacking.
I love making informed decisions, which isn’t difficult if you have time or know exactly what you’re looking for. I’m making this site to attempt to make that process easier.
My goal is to bring together a semi-standardized review of different museum programs offered in the United States and abroad. In addition, I hope to supply a few narrative/interview-like posts written by individuals who have attended the reviewed programs to get their personal experiences in the program.
To begin, there is a survey you are more than welcome to fill out that should be fairly quick and definitely painless.
You should contact me if:
- something is wrong with the survey
- you would like to be one of the first interviewees
- have any questions at all