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Museum professionals are committed to discovery. As curators of the world’s past, they touch the lives of those in the present. With the museum industry evolving, innovating, and adapting to the future, museum professionals need to stay nimble, by seeking new challenges and experiences that stretch them to keep stride with the industry.
OU Online is proud to be home to one of a handful of degrees in the nation to offer comprehensive museum education, with innovative ideas for museum operation, 100% online. You can advance your career in the museum industry by learning and working at the same time.
Our Master of Arts in Museum Studies is designed to help students solve real-world problems faced by museum professionals. With curriculum that addresses museum management procedures, budget administration, exhibit and educational programming, and community interaction, students can take courses across a variety of topics and customize the degree based on their interests.
Students will learn from some of the best practitioners: our faculty members are drawn from museums across the country, including two AAM-accredited museums located at the University of Oklahoma: the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of National History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.Degree Topics:
The World of a Museum
History and Architecture of the Museum
Museum Management and Leadership
Museums, Cultures, and Communities
Museum Project (Independent Study)
The House Museum
Introduction to Museum Interpretation
Museums and Native Cultures
Controversy and the World of Museum
Special Problems in Museology
Technology and the Museum
You will get a first-class education from a college ranked in the top tier of education colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our experienced OU faculty will guide you through the program with support from professors of practice.
OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.
Our Master of Arts - Museum Studies is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to help you solve real-world problems faced by museum professionals.
Tuition for the online program is $26,994* for the entire program. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.
To apply to the online Master of Construction Business, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).
Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate studies, and have a minimum of three years work experience in the built environment.
To apply, students must:
Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), depending on their work experience and prior education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed individually.
The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.
For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.
If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.
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