Taught course

Museum Administration

St John's University · St John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

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 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 conduct 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.

St. John's University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Office of Graduate Admission