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, or supplement your studies by examining cultural heritage management, digital curation, or nonprofit management. 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 11% employment growth from 2019 to 2029.1

Complementary Graduate Certificates

Enhance your expertise by adding a certificate to your degree program or choose a standalone certificate.

The MA in Museum Studies plus Certificate in Digital Curation is a combined credential ideal for those interested in creating and preserving digital assets. Acquire this specialized credential to delve into innovative techniques for preserving important works and artifacts.

The MA in Museum Studies plus Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a combined credential ideal for leadership or management positions in nonprofits. This certificate helps you build dynamic qualifications needed to thrive as a leader in the evolving museum sector.

State-Specific Information for Online Programs

Be sure to review our additional state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

Sources

  1. “Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers.” 1 September 2020. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 23 September 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/curators-museum-technicians-and-conservators.htm.
  1. “Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers.” 1 September 2020. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 23 September 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/curators-museum-technicians-and-conservators.htm.