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School of Art + Art History

Museum Studies

Prospective Students / What do we study?

Studying MS @ UF

The curriculum at UF balances history, theory, and practice. The MA in Museum Studies is a 48 credit hours degree that is made up of museum studies seminars, interdisciplinary coursework, and internship, and a thesis. 

The core of the curriculum are the museum studies seminars. These small, discussion-based classes deeply root students in the history and theory of museums, promoting a holistic understanding of the conceptual frameworks and issues facing museums historically, today, and into the future.

Practical experience compliments coursework. Students have ample opportunities to gain practical experience on campus and in the community at the university museums and galleries, library special collections, and at institutions in Gainesville and surrounding communities. 

The program also leverages the vast expertise and cutting-edge research of the University of Florida. Students do additional interdisciplinary coursework throughout the University. Students have pursued graduate certificates in: 

  • Digital Humanities
  • Fundraising Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Non-profit Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • ...and many more

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