Museum Studies (Online), M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 33

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M578

Thesis Option

Required Courses
LSTD 5003Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5013Interdisciplinary Foundations3
LSMS 5113The World of a Museum3
LSMS 5190Museum Project3
Concentration
Choose one of the following:3
The History and Architecture of Museums
Museum Management and Leadership
Museums, Cultures, and Communities
Collections Management
Research Methods
LSTD 5043Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
or LSTD 5083 Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Courses
Thesis
LSTD 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Electives
Choose nine hours of Liberal Studies courses as approved by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Dean. Some of the current courses from which students might choose are listed below: 19
The History and Architecture of Museums
Museum Management and Leadership
Museums, Cultures, and Communities
Collections Management
Advanced Topics in Museum Studies
Directed Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies
Total Credit Hours33

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
LSTD 5003Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies3
LSTD 5013Interdisciplinary Foundations3
LSMS 5113The World of a Museum3
LSMS 5190Museum Project3
Concentration
Choose one of the following:3
The History and Architecture of Museums
Museum Management and Leadership
Museums, Cultures, and Communities
Collections Management
Research Methods
LSTD 5043Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
or LSTD 5083 Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
Core Courses
Completion (Non-Thesis)
Choose one of the following:6
Research Project in Liberal Studies
Internship in Liberal Studies
Advanced coursework as approved by advisor and Graduate Liaison
Electives
Choose nine hours of Liberal Studies courses as approved by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Dean. Some of the current courses from which students might choose are listed below: 19
The History and Architecture of Museums
Museum Management and Leadership
Museums, Cultures, and Communities
Collections Management
Advanced Topics in Museum Studies
Directed Readings in Interdisciplinary Studies
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.