Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
1 - 5 year
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* 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).
The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the cultural heritage sector.
This 10-course program offers an innovative curriculum that focuses on emergent technology and its impact on conservation, preservation, and engagement; together with integrated approaches to management, and community and stakeholder partnerships. The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach allowing students to tailor the coursework to his or her unique career goals and trajectory. Students will also have access to virtual field trips and global resources brought together in new and exciting ways.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university in study areas relevant to the curriculum (Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Preservation, Art History, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Preservation, Cultural Management or Tourism, Public History, or related field)
- Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL scores if English is not their first language
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Completed Application
- Statement of Intent
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcripts
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.