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Master of Arts in Museum Studies

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M.A. Degree Requirements

The M.A. degree in museum studies requires 42 credit hours at the graduate level. Required course work falls into 3 categories:

  • 18 credit hours of courses in one of the participating academic departments
    (American studies, anthropology, ecology and evolutionary biology, geology, history, or interdisciplinary studies);
  • 18 hours of required museum studies courses; and
  • 6 credit hours of supervised internship.

Upon satisfactory completion of the required credit hours, a student also must pass a comprehensive formal examination; this exam is usually oral rather than written in format.

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