Acceptance into the M.A. in Museum Administration requires evidence of successful completion of a B.A. with at least 15 credits in art history and a cumulative 3.0 grade point index; two letters of recommendation; and a written personal statement describing your interest in the program, relevant work experience, and career goals. Students with a degree in related areas of study in the humanities: e.g. history, English, anthropology, fine arts or education and business, may be admitted upon review by the Graduate Director, Dept. Chair & Dean’s office (interview suggested).
Coursework and experiential learning opportunities in art museums, history museums, technology, and nonprofit management enable students to craft a personalized course of study, which can include cross-cultural, global expertise through study abroad/internships at the university's Paris and Rome campus. With the unparalleled access to leading international museums, archives, and libraries, graduates of the Department of Art and Design have obtained positions at the Rubin Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other NYC institutions.
M.A. in Museum Administration graduates work in:
Art Publishing and Art Writing
Corporate Settings with Art Collections
Federal and State Government Offices
MA in Museum Administration
Graduate M.A. Museum Administration Program
Offered by the NASAD-accredited Department of Art and Design, the two-year, 36-credit Master of Arts in Museum Administration program consists of 27 credits in Museum Administration, including nine elective credits in museum administration, public history, or archive management; a three- or six-credit internship; and an optional capstone exhibition or research project. Concentrations are available in the areas of collections management, curating, education, and special exhibitions management. Internship opportunities or independent study may be arranged at St. John’s campuses in Queens and Manhattan, NY; Rome, Italy; and Paris, France. Classes are offered during convenient evening hours. The program welcomes students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Susan Rosenberg
Director, Graduate Program in Museum Administration
Associate Professor of Art History
University Funding &
Fall 2016 guest lecturers:
John A. Tyson, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Alice Schwarz, Museum Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jeremy Sigler, writer, critic, publisher
Celia Imrey, Architect/Installation designer, Imrey Studio LLC, designer, Rubin Museum, NY
Ariana French, Director of Digital Technology at American Museum of Natural History