Master of Arts in Museum Studies

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Transform the Museum Experience

Realize the museum of the future by using leading-edge communication, technology, and archival tools gained within the online Master of Arts in Museum Studies program from Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs division. This program includes a comprehensive study of how museums and related organizations can effectively educate and interact with the public, sustain themselves financially, and advance knowledge and understanding by incorporating the latest digital technology.

This innovative program equips you with the tools you need to reimagine the museum experience and engage more diverse audiences.

  • Discover new approaches using innovations in information, digitization, and communication technologies.
  • Utilize theories and practices from all aspects of the museum field to tackle 21st-century challenges.
  • Rise to challenges posed by world-renowned professors at the forefront of their fields.
  • Learn with students from across the globe in our 90% online format.

Our degree program lets you curate your learning experience based on your professional interests. Select electives that emphasize collections, exhibitions, marketing, and development. Your degree can lead to or enhance your position at a museum, zoo, art facility, or local historic site.

Immerse yourself in emerging museum practices through online classroom engagement and virtual field trips. Moreover, you can acquire hands-on experience through a two-week seminar. This experience enables you to connect with museum leaders and your peers in the U.S. or abroad.

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Professional Opportunities

Throughout the Master of Arts in Museum Studies program, you can customize your studies in museum education and community programming, visitor engagement, archives and collections, museum management, digital strategies, and more. Additionally, you will prepare to thrive in a sector that is on track to see 10% employment growth from 2022 to 2032.1

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  1. “Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers.” 6 September 2023. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2023.