St. John's University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Museum Administration, M.A.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Museum Administration

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

St. John’s University’s master’s degree program in museum administration provides opportunities for research and professional training in the history and preservation of cultural artifacts. The program encompasses curatorial practice, collections and exhibitions management, museum education, and application of museum-specific communication techniques and technology platforms. Students have the opportunity to combine academic study with exposure to New York City museum collections and engagement with experts in the field. The program welcomes students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Students create personalized study plans and chart career paths for a wide range of museum specializations. 

The 36-credit program in museum administration includes a three- or six-credit internship, opportunities to showcase original research through curatorial projects, and the advantage of pursuing interdisciplinary collection-based expertise through nine credits of study in public history and library and information science. Study and internship experiences are available through the University’s Queens and Manhattan campuses and study abroad sites in Rome and Paris. Graduate assistantships with funding support are available through competitive application.

This program is approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). 


Program resides in NASAD-accredited Department of Art & Design

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA forms. (Code: 02823)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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