Applicants to the M.A. in Museum Administration must present: Evidence of the successful completion of a B.A. with at least 24 credits in art history or a major in a related area in the humanities (e.g., history, English, anthropology) and coursework in art history. Students with undergraduate majors in other areas may be admitted upon review by the graduate director and the Dean’s Office. An interview is recommended. Students may take additional courses in disciplinary specializations with approval by the graduate director as a condition for admission to the program. Applicants must present a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 as well as 3.0 or better in the major discipline.
Months of entry
St. John’s University’s new master’s degree program in museum administration provides opportunities for research and professional training in the history and preservation of cultural artifacts. The program encompasses curatorial practice, collections and exhibitions management, museum education, and application of museum-specific communication techniques and technology platforms. Students have the opportunity to combine academic study with exposure to New York City museum collections and engagement with experts in the field. The program welcomes students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Students create personalized study plans and chart career paths for a wide range of museum specializations.
The 36-credit program in museum administration includes a three- or six-credit internship, opportunities to showcase original research through curatorial projects, and the advantage of pursuing interdisciplinary collection-based expertise through nine credits of study in public history and library and information science. Study and internship experiences are available through the University’s Queens and Manhattan campuses and study abroad sites in Rome and Paris. Graduate assistantships with funding support are available through competitive application.
This program is approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Robert Medrano