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M.A. in Museum Professions

Level: Masters

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Program Description:
The Department of Art and Music offers a Master of Arts degree program in Museum Professions to those interested in pursuing careers in museums and related cultural institutions. Balancing structure and flexibility, this cutting-edge program comprises a small number of core courses (including a mandatory internship), a choice of concentrations or "tracks" (in museum education, museum management, museum registration, or exhibition management), and four elective courses, , including yearly seminars abroad, in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, or Rome. Courses, such as Exhibitions A-Z, Interpretation of Visual and Material Culture, Museum Fundraising Fundamentals, Museum Technologies, and Object Care are offered on a rolling schedule. The 39-credit (13 courses) program may be followed on a full-time (three courses per semester) or part-time basis and it can be completed in twenty months, though many students take longer, depending on family and employment obligations. Courses are offered in the evenings (6:15-8:25PM) and sometimes on alternate Saturdays to accomodate those with full-or part-time jobs.

Department Description:
The program takes advantage of Seton Hall's own rich resources as well as the University's proximity to New York City, which boasts some of the finest museums in the world. Courses are taught by museum professionals from New York and New Jersey and classes feature regular fieldtrips to museums as diverse as the Museum of Modern Art, the Newark Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Visiting lecturers further enrich the curriculum. Museums have become complex, multipurpose organizations in the modern world; this program has been designed to meet the need for professionally trained employees.

Institution Description:
Seton Hall is a fifty-eight acre campus and is located in the quaint town of South Orange, New Jersey, only fourteen miles from Manhattan.


Web Site:

Phone: (973) 761-7966

Fax: (973) 275-2368

Contact: Dr. Petra Chu


Master of Arts in Museum Professions
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, New Jersey 07079

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