University of New Hampshire

College of Liberal Arts

Museum Studies


105 Main St., Thompson Hall

Durham, NH 03824

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Museum Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:


The Department of History at the University of New Hampshire offers an option in Museum Studies for students pursuing the Master of Arts degree in history. The Museum Studies program combines practical museum experience with solid academic training to prepare students for a variety of positions in museums and other forums for public history. Located near the seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine, within easy driving distance of Boston as well as much of central and northern New England, the University of New Hampshire is ideally situated to take advantage of its close proximity to numerous historical sites and museums.

Students pursuing the option in museum studies will be required to take ten courses in the History Department, including Museum Studies, Material Culture, and two internships at museums or other historic sites. The final requirement is a one-hour oral examination demonstrating competence in museum studies and another field of history (e.g. Early American History, the Atlantic World, Women's History, etc.) chosen by the student in consultation with the Graduate Director. In developing academic concentrations, students work with a nationally recognized faculty with a broad range of expertise.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

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