Museum Studies Programs


ILLINOIS

Columbia College of Chicago
Arts, Entertainment and Media Management
Masters of Arts Management
Date Started: 1976

A 49 credit-hour master's program provides a core curriculum in business and management specific to arts and the media. The program of study is designed to prepare students with the skills to successfully manage or own an arts-related commercial or non-profit organization.

Contact:
Columbia College Chicago
AAEM
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-1600
www.colum.edu/graduate/artsentertainment.html


Eastern Illinois University
Historical Administration Program
Department of History
Master of Arts in Historical Administration
Date started: 1975

The MA in Historical Administration, a 32 credit-hour program, prepares students for work in historical museums and historical agencies through a curriculum emphasizing both research and hands-on experience.

Contact:
Historical Administration Program
Department of History, EIU
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6380, npsmall@eiu.edu
www.eiu.edu/~history


Loyola University Chicago
Public History Program
Department of History
Master of Arts in Public History, Joint Master's in Public History and Library and Information Science with Dominican University, Joint Doctoral Program in American and Public History.
Date Started: 1981

The Master's program in Public History is a 33 credit-hour program with an internship requirement and 15 hours of core courses in public history topics, museums, archives, and preservation. A master's essay research project is also required. The joint MA in Public History and LIS allows students to work simultaneously on a master's degree in both areas of study, and provides a structured education in archival topics. The PhD is a 60 hour doctoral program with a double major in American and Public History.

Contact:
Graduate Programs Director
Department of History
Loyola University Chicago
6525 Sheridan Rd.
Chicago IL 60626
(773) 508-2238
www.luc.edu/depts/history/grad/public.html


Northern Illinois University
Museum Studies Program
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies

The Certificate of Gradute Study is a 15 credit-hour program may be earned on its own or in conjunction with a graduate degree in cooperating departments.

Contact:
Museum Studies Committee Chair
School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts
NIU
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
(815) 753-1474, museumstudies@niu.edu
www.clas.niu.edu/mstudies, www.vpa.niu.edu/art/mstudies


Northwestern University
Museum Studies Program
School of Continuing Studies
Non-Credit Professional Development Certificate
Date started: 2001

The School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern offers a non-credit certificate program in Museum Studies, designed to be completed in one year.

Contact:
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies
339 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 - 3008
(312) 503-6950, scs@northwestern.edu
scs.northwestern.edu/pdp/npdp/museum/


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Arts Administration Program
Master of Arts Administration

The MAA is a 48 credit-hour program emphasizing administration of museums and other arts non-profit organizations. The curriculum concentrates on the real-world problems of arts administration on every level, from major museums and symphony orchestras to storefront art galleries and avant-garde performance groups.

Contact:
SAIC, Arts Admin. Program
37 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 899-1232
www.artic.edu/saic/programs/degrees/graduate/maaa.html


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Coursework in Exhibition Studies
SAIC Graduate School
Date started: 1998

The SAIC offers graduate-level interdisciplinary coursework in Exhibition Studies; students in any graduate program may devise an Exhibition Studies track within their major field.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Historic Preservation Studies
Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Date Started: 1993

The MS in Historic Preservation is a 60 credit-hour, two year program.

Contact:
SAIC
37 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6500
www.artic.edu/saic/programs/degrees/graduate/mshp.html


Southern Illinois University
Museum Studies Program
University Museum
Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor; Master of Public Administration
Date started: 1975

Undergraduates and graduates may minor in museum studies in the departments of Art and Design, Anthropology, History, or others. Students may also design a course of study in Museology leading to a baccalauriate degree. A special graduate program is available for students with professional interests in museum administration, leading to a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.

Contact:
Museum Studies Program
University Museum
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-5388, museum@siu.edu
www.museum.siu.edu/msp.html


University of Illinois at Chicago
Museum and Exhibition Studies Program (MUSE@UIC)
Department of Art History
Master of Arts in Museum and Exhibition Studies
Date started: 2013 (MA); 1977 (former certificate program)

MUSE@UIC is an interdisciplinary program with a social justice focus, emphasizing the evolving social and political contexts of today's cultural institutions, including museums of art, history, architecture, science, anthropology, youth and contemporary culture. Coursework prepares students for careers in diverse positions: curators, gallery directors, museum educators, and exhibition developers. Full-time resident students take five core courses addressing exhibition-making, collections, writing for exhibitions, strategies of public engagement, and museum genres and histories; complete a supervised internship; participate in four workshops; and complete a capstone activity (thesis, project, or two papers) during the two-year program.

Contact:
Department of Art History
M/C 201, 929 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607-7039
(312) 413-2463, thereseq@uic.edu or astepter@uic.edu
arthistory.aa.uic.edu/index.php?subj=34


INDIANA

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Ball State University
Historic Preservation
Department of Architecture
Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Date Started: 1979

The master of science in historic preservation degree is a two-year, 56 credit-hour interdisciplinary program with an internship requirement. The courses provide a grounding in a broad range of preservation subjects including American architectural history, history and philosophies of the preservation movement, documentation and registration of historic properties, preservation technology and rehabilitation, preservation law and planning, and preservation economics, emphasizing the preservation of small towns, neighborhoods, and main streets.

Contact:
Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
Department of Architecture (AB 402)
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 285-1920, preservation@bsu.edu
www.bsu.edu/preservation


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Museum Studies
School of Liberal Arts
Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Date started: 1992

The Museum Studies program at IUPUI offers a Master's degree and 18 credit-hour Graduate and Undergraduate Certificate. The program includes classes in a wide variety of museum-related topics and many courses are taught by 7 full-time faculty and make use of the abundant museums and historic houses surrounding the urban campus.

Contact:
Museum Studies Program
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-1490, museum@iupui.edu
liberalarts.iupui.edu/mstd/


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Non-Profit Administration
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management, MPA Concentration
Date started: 1972

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers 15 credit-hour certificate programs for both undergraduate and gradute students; an 18 credit-hour concentration is also available within in the Master's of Public Administration degree. The coursework provides an understanding of how to work with and in non-profit organizations, including general business and management skills.

Contact:
SPEA Student Services Office
BS/SPEA 3027
801 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-4656, infospea@iupui.edu
www.spea.iupui.edu/undergrad/minors/


IOWA

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University of Iowa
Museum Studies Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Date started: 1910

The 21 credit-hour Undergraduate Certificate in Museum Studies may be done in conjunction with a bachelors degree in natural sciences), anthropology,science education, art history, American studies, history, or interdepartmental studies.

Contact:
Division of Interdisciplinary Programs
Museum Studies
404 Jefferson Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1418
(319) 335-3821
www.uiowa.edu/~museum


MICHIGAN

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Central Michigan University
Museum Studies Program
College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Undergraduate Specialization

The CMU interdisciplinary Museum Studies Program is a 18-credit hour minor often coupled with a major in Anthropology, Art, Biology, Parks and Recreation, Public History, or related area of specialization. There are four, three-credit hour core courses, a six credit hour internship, and two electives.

Contact:
Museum Studies Program
Central Michigan University
103 Rowe Hall
Mount Pleasant, Mi 48859
(989)774-7165, Cmuseum@cmich.edu
https://academicaffairs.cmich.edu/interdisciplinary/programs/museumstudies.asp


Eastern Michigan University
Historic Preservation Program
Department of Geography and Geology
MS, Graduate Certificate, Undergraduate Minor in Historic Preservation
Date started: 1979

The Master's Degree in Historic Preservation is a 36 credit-hour program with concentrations in preservation planning, historic administration, and heritage interpretation and tourism.

Contact:
Historic Preservation Program
Department of Geography & Geology
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48l97
(734) 487-0232, ted.ligibel@emich.edu
www.emich.edu/public/geo/HP/HP.html


Michigan State University
Museum Studies Program
College of Arts and Letters
Undergraduate Specialization, Graduate Certificate

Both programs at MSU are 15 credit-hour programs with two core courses and five possible electives in the field of Museum Studies. Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Arts and Letters.

Contact:
MSU Museum
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1119
(517) 353-1943, msumsp@msu.edu
www.msu.edu/~msumsp/


University of Michigan
Museum Studies Program
Rackham Graduate School
Graduate Certification
Date Started: 2003

Applicants to the program must be either current graduate students at the University of Michigan, or have received a graduate degree from an accredited institution in the last five years. It is also possible to apply simultaneously to a graduate program at U of M and to the Museum Studies Program. The program is 18 credit-hours; 6 hours in a core seminar course addressing museum issues, 6 of elective coursework, and 6 of internship work. Students are admitted to the program for the fall semester only.

Contact:
Museum Studies Program
University of Michigan
4700 Haven Hall
505 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
(734) 936-6678, ummsp@umich.edu
www.umich.edu/~ummsp


Western Michigan University
Nonprofit Leadership and Administration
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration
Date started: 1980

The certificate is a 21 credit-hour program, offering courses in the areas of ethics, development, human resource management, and administration.

Contact:
School of Public Affairs and Administration
1903 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-8930, cpa_spaa@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/nonprofit/


Western Michigan University
Public History Program
Department of History
BA, MA, PhD in Public History
Date started: 1980

Western Michigan offers a BA major in Public History, including core courses in Museum Studies. The MA and PhD degrees in Public History include an internship and comprehensive exams; the PhD includes a dissertation.

Contact:
Department of History
Western Michigan University
4301 Friedman Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-4650, hist_wmu@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/history/publichistory/


MISSOURI

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Southeast Missouri State University
Historic Preservation Program
Department of History
Bachelor's of Science in Historic Preservation, Master of Arts in History with concentration in Historic Preservation
Date started: 1980

The B.S. degree is a 48 credit-hour program with a concentration available in Museum Studies, and a 9 credit-hour internship requirement. The M.A. is a 36 hour program, including a series of courses designed to familiarize them with issues in material culture, the historic landscape, and the built environment.

Contact:
Department of History MS 2960
Carnahan Building Room 311T
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-2831, shoffman@semo.edu
www4.semo.edu/histpres


University of Missouri-St. Louis
Museum Studies Program
History, Art History, Anthropology Departments
Master of Arts in History (Museum Studies,) Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Date started: 1997

A 39 credit-hour master's program with a core of study in museology. Students take 24 hours of required museum studies courses, with 15 additional hours of history electives. The program (combined M.A. and Certificate) is designed to be completed in two years. A small number of students may be admitted to pursue the Graduate Certificate without obtaining the MA in history; this is a 19 credit hour program.

Contact:
Jay Rounds, Ph.D
Clark Hall 508
University of Missouri - St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis MO 63121-4499
(314) 516-5473, rounds@umsl.edu
www.umsl.edu/~museums


OHIO

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Belmont College
Building Preservation Technology
Associate's Degree in Building Preservation/Restoration
Established 1989

The Associate of Applied Science in Building Preservation/Restoration is a hands-on program designed to give students a broad background in preservation technology and theory. It is a two-year, 107.5 credit course of study.

Contact:
Department of Building Preservation Techology
Belmont College
120 Fox-Shannon Place
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
(740) 695-9500, x4002
www.belmontcollege.edu


Case Western Reserve University
Program in Art History and Museum Studies
Art History Department
Master of Arts and PhD offered in Art History/Museum Studies
Established 1967

The Master's program is a 31 credit-hour course of study including a 3 credit-hour internship. The PhD is a 38 credit-hour program, including an 18 credit-hours in the dissertation. All classes are held at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Contact:
Department of Art History and Art
Mather House
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7110
(216) 368-4118, dxt6@cwru.edu
www.cwru.edu/artsci/arth/handbook97.html


University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Date started: 2000

The graduate certificate is a 16 credit-hour program intended to be completed within one year. It includes two core courses, an elective, and an internship. The certificate may be taken as a stand-alone program, or in conjunction with other graduate degree programs at the U of C.

Contact:
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program
College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
(513) 556-3210, anne.timpano@uc.edu
www.daap.uc.edu/art/museum


Walsh University
Museum Studies
Division of Humanities

The interdisciplinary major in Museum Studies is one of the only degree-granting undergraduate programs of its kind in the Midwest. The core of the major is a combination of courses addressing issues and challenges of museum management and operations with practical applications. Students supplement their courses in Museum Studies with electives from across the academic disciplines. The major requires 36 credit hours. A minor in Museum Studies is also available.

Contact:
Chair, Dr. Douglas Palmer
Museum Studies
Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street NW
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 490-7090, dpalmer@walsh.edu
www.walsh.edu/museumstudies.htm


WISCONSIN

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Beloit College
Museum Studies Program
Minor in Museum Studies
Date started: 1978

Students may elect to complete a minor in museum studies to supplement their major concentration in any other department of instruction. Classwork is combined with experience in the Museums of Beloit College (Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art).

Contact:
Museum Studies Program
Beloit College
700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511
(608) 363-2119, greenb@beloit.edu
www.beloit.edu/museumstudies/


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduate Program in Museum Studies
Department of Anthropology
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Date started: 1963

The certificate, a 15 credit-hour course of study, is offered in conjuction with the Milwaukee Public Museum. It must be done concurrently with a graduate degree in a related department such as Anthropology, Art History, or History.

Contact:
Museum Studies Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
P.O. Box. 413
Sabin Hall
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-4175, barnold@uwm.edu
www.uwm.edu/Dept/museumstudies