Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

Program Description

Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins MA in Museum Studies offers a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment. Geared for current and future museum professionals, it emphasizes technology’s critical role in today’s museum. It also examines new models of education, exhibition, and business strategies while exploring the role of the museum as an agent of social change.


We welcome students from around the world interested in all types of museums including history, technology, science, art, special topic or themed museums, historic sites, national parks and zoos as well as those interested in exhibitions for corporations, government agencies and private organizations.


You’ll also have access to innovative virtual field trips and global resources from a wide array of museums brought together in new and exciting ways.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates career opportunities to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, sparked by an increasing public interest in science, art, and history. There will be strong competition for open positions, and a master’s degree offers a significant advantage.


Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.

The five-year span is calculated from the start of the first course that counts toward the degree (including time spent on continuous enrollment). Continuous enrollment does not stop or extend the time limitation requirement. This time limit includes any courses taken at another Johns Hopkins school/division that have been approved to count toward the degree or certificate. If necessary, students may request from their program committee an extension of time to complete their program beyond the five-year limitation.

If an extension is granted, it will be communicated in a letter, and the five-year limit increased by the time included in the extension. An extension may be granted for a semester up to a full year, and in rare circumstances for two years.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 7, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Jan. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 5 years
Part time
Price
Price
Information
Deadline
Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
Locations
USA - Washington, District of Columbia
Start date : Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Start date : Jan. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
End date Dec. 31, 2019
Start date : May 2019
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
End date Apr. 30, 2020
Dates
Sept. 2018
USA - Washington, District of Columbia
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Jan. 2019
USA - Washington, District of Columbia
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
End date Dec. 31, 2019
May 2019
USA - Washington, District of Columbia
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts).
End date Apr. 30, 2020