We offer three graduate programs: a full Masters degree and two graduate certificates.
Our M.A. program uniquely combines museum studies and arts management curricula, and as such draws diverse cohorts of students from across the performing arts, visual arts, and music, but also from the sciences, history, anthropology, and more. At each stage of the program, we are committed to fostering the perspective that management offers an opportunity to engage with people, and to make a difference in community well-being. To this end, we connect our students with a rich network of experienced faculty and professional mentors who are immersed in the world of arts and museums.
We also offer separate graduate certificates in both Museum Studies and Arts & Cultural Management. Each one is designed for those MSU graduate students in other programs across campus who wish to expand their knowledge into a related field of study and also for working professionals who want to take their professional practice to another level.
M.A. In Arts, Cultural Management, and Museum Studies
A multi- and meta-disciplinary degree that prepares students for leadership positions related to the management and advocacy of museums and arts and cultural organizations or industry dimensions of an artistic and humanistic entrepreneurial career. Students will customize their program electives for deeper exposure to museum, artistic, and cultural management depending on their area of interest.
Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management
Provides an opportunity for both graduate students in other MSU programs and working professionals with opportunities not only to improve employment opportunities in creative, artistic and administrative positions but to expand their knowledge around their correlate fields through building skills in management and administration.
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Provides students with theoretical and practical experience in museums and focuses on object-based collections. The certificate enhances a specific field of study through consideration of various museological areas such as curation, education, technology, exhibition and administration.