This post was updated on July 30, 2017, to incorporate the response from the director of the program, Peter Welsh.
This is the review of the Master’s Museum Studies program at the University of Kansas (KU). To begin, here are some facts about the program:
- In addition to the Master’s degree, the department also offers a graduate certificate available to those in pursuing a graduate program in another area of study or those outside of the university.
- The program is 36 credits with only fall admittance. Applications are due January 1st.
- To graduate, students must complete a final project which is incorporated into their final comprehensive exam taken during their last semester.
These facts were found here, and here.
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This is the review for the Museum Studies program at Indiana University-Purdue Universiy Indianapolis (IUPUI). To begin, here are a few facts about the program and university:
- The program offers not only an MA but a graduate certificate and undergraduate certificate in Museum Studies
- A variety of courses to pick from with pre-approved electives outside of the Museum Studies program
- Capstone project at the end which means students’ may not be required to write a thesis but complete an equally impressive project
- Five of the Museum Studies professors hold the title of Public Scholar. Click the link, to learn more, I’m not quite sure how to explain it better than how IUPUI wrote it.
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This is the review for the Museum Studies Certificate offered at Tufts University. Students can earn the Certificate by completing five courses, including one internship course. This is built for working professionals with classes offered in the evening and the option to complete the program as a part-time student. The University also offers combination options with the Department of Art and Art History, History, and Education.
- Recently, the program has admitted two-thirds of its applicants
- The program does not require the GRE and only requires one letter of recommendation
- The internship course requires students to complete 200 hours of the internship
- Offers four different concentrations, History, Art History, Education or Classics.
This information is found here, and here. Continue reading “Tufts University, Museum Studies Certificate”
This is the review for Bank Street College of Education’s Museum Education department that offers three different programs. There is the Museum Education: Childhood with certification for those interested in teaching in a school classroom or without certification for those interested in teaching outside of a school classroom. Third, there is the Leadership in Museum Education program for those already working in museums. Here are some more fast facts about the program and college:
- To apply for the Leadership in Museum Education program, students must have at least three years of museum experience. The program is for two years, with classes meeting one weekend a month and one week in June each year.
- The Museum Education: Childhood programs, students student teach at a school in the fall and intern at a museum in the spring
- With the certification option, students are eligible for New York state Childhood General Education, grades 1 through 6
- At the end of any of these three programs, students earn an MS in Education
- The College was founded by Lucy Sprague Mitchell; another awesome woman to acknowledge during Women’s History Month
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This is the review for the MA Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. If you didn’t know already, here are some facts about the university and the program:
- The program does not require the GRE
- The program requires students to complete a thesis or capstone project
- The program partners with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Gallery 400
- UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses
These facts were found here and here. Continue reading “University of Illinois at Chicago”
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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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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This is the review for Wright State University’s graduate program in History with a concentration in Public History. For starters, here are some facts about the program and university:
- The concentration is designed by those interested in working in archives and/or museums. Students can focus on either archives or museums studies or are able to take a little of both, according to the Director, Dr. Drew Swanson.
- The History program offers graduate tuition scholarships for incoming graduate students and graduate assistantships for second-year graduate students.
- Students are required to complete a capstone project in order to graduate
- History professors teach the required classes while adjuncts who work in their field (archives or museums) teach the specialized courses
- Alumni currently have positions all over the U.S. from the National Archives in Maryland to the Jamestown Sklallam Tribe in Washington
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Please note: this program is closing after its 2017 class graduates. Source.
Updated on February 19, 2017 to incorporate additional responses.
This is the review for the Historical Administration program at Eastern Illinois University. Here are some quick facts about the program to get you started:
- Requires a six-month internship and research paper
- There have been 370 graduates from this program since 1975
- The program offers five to nine graduate assistantships per year that include full tuition waiver and monthly stipend
These facts were found here, here, and here. Continue reading “Eastern Illinois 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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