Museum Professions

Museums in the 21st century have become complex, multipurpose organizations. This program is designed to meet their need for professionally trained employees.

Seton Hall’s M.A. program in Museum Professions prepares students for professional careers in museums and other cultural institutions through challenging coursework and concrete experience, melding the theoretical with the practical. Its curriculum is informed by guidelines of the American Association of Museums and the International Council of Museums and aims at developing skills -- in such areas as professional museum work, research, technology, leadership, creative problem solving, and advocacy -- as well as values, including ethical and professional behavior, respect for cultural diversity, and appreciation of the value of museum traditions.

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Katie Himics
Katie Himics
The Museum Professions program provided me with a well-rounded museum experience while allowing me to delve deeper into what it means to be a museum educator
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The M.A. in Museum Professions is a 39-credit, on-campus program designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in museums or related cultural institutions.

Course details

Students complete an Internship and Master's Thesis and can take courses in advanced areas of study such as Museum Education, Museum Registration, Museum Management, and Exhibition Development. The program offers courses in:
•    Anatomy of a Museum
•    History and Theory of Museums
•    Writing for Museums
•    Museum Technologies
•    Seminar Abroad
•    Internship
•    Master's Thesis

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit the following materials:
•    Electronic application and application fee
•    Resume/Curriculum vitae
•    Personal statement (up to 550 words, about 2 pages) - please review our tips and suggestions
•    Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended - including pre- and post-baccalaureate coursework
•    GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (waivers available)
•    Letters of recommendation (2)
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Career outcomes

From the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey, graduates of Seton Hall’s Museums Professions program have found positions in museums and historic sites around the country.  A complete listing of current positions and locations can be found here.

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