The Master in Museum Studies program focuses on social justice and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; collections management and heritage preservation; arts and cultural management; and financial and project management; museums and the law. Students integrate and apply knowledge from a variety of disciplines in order to analyze global issues that affect museums — from equality and diversity to access and human rights.
Students complete the 32-unit, full-time program in 16 months, which includes three semesters and a required internship. In the first year (fall, spring, and summer) students complete 24 to 28 units. In the fall semester of the second year, students integrate their knowledge, experience and skills through a four-unit museum capstone paper and presentation that emphasizes the principles of project management. Students also have an option to complete their remaining elective class in the second year.