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Earn an Advanced Degree in Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage

Earn a Johns Hopkins master’s degree or graduate certificate in a convenient part-time format.

With changes in the 21st century come broad changes in the museum and heritage sectors. Museums and heritage sites worldwide are increasing in number, expanding in size, and attracting more diverse audiences every day. A Master of Arts in Museum Studies, a Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management, or a Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation will familiarize students with the innovations in information, digitization, management practices and communication technologies that are challenging museums and heritage professional to rethink their approach.

The need has never been greater for forward thinking leaders with the knowledge and skills to create a vision for the future. The JHU heritage and museum programs embrace our shared humanity in order to advance its interpretation, documentation, preservation, and management for the betterment of a global society. Earn a master’s degree or graduate certificate with the prestige of Johns Hopkins University and the flexibility of Advanced Academic Program’s (AAP) online options. Become tomorrow’s leader today.

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  • Master of Arts in Museum Studies
    The Master of Arts in Museum Studies offers students a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social, and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology’s critical role in today’s museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change.
  • Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management
    The Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends. Designed with the focus on new and emerging technology, students will study the impact that it has on conservation, preservation, and engagement. The breadth of study provides students with the qualifications needed to assume leadership and management roles in the cultural heritage sector.
  • Post Bachelor's Certificate in Digital Curation
    The Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation certificate offers a specialized curriculum that is critically needed in the museum field. It will prepare current and aspiring museum professionals to manage the growing volume of digital data with long-term value that museums are now producing, acquiring, storing, and sharing with researchers, educators, and the public. It will train students to work with digital collections, exhibitions, and research data to ensure the longevity of our global cultural heritage, of which museums are the stewards.

Join Other Original Thinkers from Around the World - On Your Schedule

At AAP, our students are adults like you, interested in earning a valuable education at the graduate level, but doing so in a flexible environment that enables them to continue their professional and personal lives. Together with other original thinkers from across the globe and world-class professors at the forefront of their fields, you’ll be challenged not only to learn, but also to advance learning itself.


State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. 

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