Program Details

The Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program at Southern University at New Orleans is the only program of its kind in Louisiana.
New Orleans, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Museum Studies

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program at Southern University at New Orleans is the only program of its kind in Louisiana. Students matriculating in the Program undertake a rigorous course of learning in Museology, the branch of knowledge dedicated to the study of the theories, procedures, and managerial concepts of museums. Practical application of course work is achieved through internships with local, regional, and national museums, which serve as extended classrooms. Graduates of the program have successfully emerged in careers in museums, libraries, cultural organizations, and academia. The Program offers night and online classes to suit working professionals. Students need 36 credit hours to graduate. SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE: First Semester (Fall) MUSE 501 Introduction to Museology (3 credit hours) MUSE 504 Collections Management (3 credit hours) MUSE 507 Writing for Research in Museums (3 credit hours) Second Semester (Spring) MUSE 505 Museums and Communities (3 credit hours) MUSE 525 Research Methods in Museology (3 credit hours) MUSE 610 Museum Education (3 credit hours) MUSE 620 Exhibition Design (3 credit hours) MUSE 635 History of World Art (3 credit hours) MUSE 640 History of Art of the African Diaspora (3 credit hours) Summer Session MUSE 625A Internship in Museum Work (3 credit hours) Third Semester (Fall) MUSE 600 Professional Conferences and Workshops (3 credit hours) MUSE 615 Museum Curatorship (3 credit hours) MUSE 625B Internship in Museum Work (3 credit hours) MUSE 650 Museum Governance and Administration (3 credit hours) Fourth Semester (Spring) MUSE 695 Independent Study (3 credit hours) MUSE 700 Master’s Project (3 credit hours) MUSE 705 Master’s Thesis (3 credit hours)

Additional Program Information

Southern University at New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees.
Financial Aid:
1. Completed Graduate School Application 2. Official Transcript(s) 3. Three Letters of Recommendation that address academic achievements and potential as a graduate student. 4. A one-page typed statement of purpose/interest that explains the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in museum studies. Applicants should demonstrate a desire to establish a career in the professional museum field.
International Requirements:
1. Evaluation of foreign certificates. 2. Acceptable TOEFL or ILETS score.

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