Museology Program Information
Master of Arts degree in Museology (Museum Studies): The School offers this interdisciplinary program that consists of both academic and practical work. The curriculum allows students to do graduate work in a disciplinary emphasis (art history, anthropology, history, education, or the natural sciences, for example) and at the same time complete a concentrated study in professional museum practice. The M.A. degree in museology requires 48 credit hours including:
- 15 credits of museum studies courses (museology seminar, 3 credits; collections management, 3 credits; museum education, 3 credits; exhibitions, 3 credits; special topics, 3 credits)
- 15 graduate credits in a disciplinary focus
- 6 credits of internship
- 6 credits of electives
- 6 credits of individual credit.
Several on-campus sites provide the program with laboratories for training students in museum work, including the University Galleries, Harn Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Natural History, and the gallery at the Reitz Union. Students must complete a 6-credit internship of at least 320 hours at an approved museum. In this experience, students undertake specific projects in which they gain first-hand experience in museum work. The Harn Museum of Art or the Florida Museum of Natural History may be able to oversee a few interns, but students are encouraged to apply for internships at other U.S. institutions or abroad.
A project-in-lieu-of-thesis (or thesis) is selected, researched, and carried out under the direction of a supervisory committee.