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Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Degree Requirements

  • 33 credit hours required
  • Recommended enrollments are 6 hours fall and spring semesters, 3 hours in the summer.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is needed for graduation.

 

 

Degree Plan
Core Courses
HoursRequiredSemester
Student Actions/Completion
LSTD 5003 Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3X LSTD 5003 and LSTD 5013 must be taken as your first courses
LSTD 5013 Interdisciplinary Foundations3X  
LSTD 5043 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies OR LSTD 5083 Qualitative Research Methods3X To be taken after completing LSMS 5113, LSMS 5190 and one concentration elective.
Concentration Courses (Must be completed prior to taking elective courses)   All core and concentration courses must be completed prior to taking electives.
LSMS 5113  The World of a Museum
3X Prerequisite for all other MS courses
LSMS 5190 Museum Project
3X Check with CLS staff for enrollment in the term prior to requesting enrollment in LSTD 5560
One course from the following: Can be taken in conjunction with LSMS 5113    

LSMS 5133 History and Architecture of Museums

3   

LSMS 5163 Museum Management and Leadership

3   

LSMS 5173 Museums, Cultures, and Communities

3   

LSMS 5183 Museum Collections

3   
Electives - 9 hours required from the following or other courses as approved:    
LSMA 5423 Controversy and the World of the Museum
3   
LSMA 5133 History and Architecture of Museums
3   
LSMS 5163 Museum Management and Leadership
3   
LSMS 5173 Museums, Cultures, and Communities
3   
LSMS 5183 Museum Collections
3   
LSMS 5333 Introduction to Museum Interpretation
3   
LSTD 5700 Advanced Topics3   
LSTD 5960 Directed Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies3   
Completion - 6 hours required from one of the following:    
LSTD 5940 Research Project    
LSTD 5920 Internship    
LSTD 5980 Thesis    
OR 6 hours of Museum Studies advanced coursework and written comprehensive examination
6   
Graduation

____________  Final day to file Admission to Candidacy Form

____________  Final day to file Application for Graduation

____________  Final day for Comprehensive Examination

Go to the Admissions Academic Calendar for these dates. Contact the College of Liberal Studies at least 6 weeks before the submission deadlines; these dates are firm and actions are required for graduation.