The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers 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.
We welcome students from around the world interested in all types of museums including history, technology, science, art, special topic or themed museums, historic sites, national parks and zoos as well as those interested in exhibitions for corporations, government agencies and private organizations.
You'll also have access to innovative virtual field trips and global resources from a wide array of museums brought together in new and exciting ways.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates career opportunities to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, sparked by an increasing public interest in science, art, and history. There will be strong competition for open positions, and a master’s degree offers a significant advantage.
Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
Through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, The Advanced Academic Programs offers various online learning opportunities, showcasing both graduate certificates and graduate degree programs, spanning various industries with the goal of providing a world-class Johns Hopkins education in a part-time format.
• Flexibility - Online students don’t commute to a physical classroom. Instead, they work inside a course management system to complete assignments and interact with instructors and classmates. There are due dates for course work, but students can log in to the course management system at their convenience.
• Excellent Instructors - All AAP courses are taught by highly-accomplished instructors, known for the scholarship and practice of their disciplines. Online courses allow AAP to expand our faculty pool beyond the DC/Baltimore area, offering students the chance to work with excellent instructors from all over the country and the world.
• High levels of interaction - Online students communicate with their instructors and classmates through discussion boards, group assignments, and the occasional live online event. Students often say the online environment allows them to learn as much from their classmates as they do from their instructors and assignments.
All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.