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Museum Studies

Western Illinois University

We offer Graduate Assistantships to 1/3 of our students with a full tuition waiver and stipend!


School of Graduate Studies Museum Studies Program
3300 River Drive#1225
Moline, Illinois, 61265, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The MST Program is committed to providing a professional educational background in the history and function of museums of all types in order to support our students’ advancement in the museum field. To achieve this goal, WIU supports the MST program with an interdisciplinary faculty comprised of academic scholars as well as professional museum practitioners.


Academic Fields

Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
History, General.
Anthropology.
Art Teacher Education.
Museology/Museum Studies.
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Degrees

Master's Degree, MA, Master of Arts


Formats

Full Time, Evening or Weekend

Keywords

MA, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Contacts

Gretchen Sullivan

Gretchen Sullivan
Assistant Director, WIU School of Graduate Studies
gl-sullivan@wiu.edu
gl-sullivan@wiu.edu
309-298-1806

Dr. Pamela White

Dr. Pamela White
Director, Museum Studies Graduate Program, WIU-QC
pj-white@wiu.edu
pj-white@wiu.edu
3097629481 extension 62340

Who We're Looking For

Summary

The MST Program at WIU invites all students interested in obtaining a graduate degree, MA, or the professional a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, to join us in our passionate study of museums. Former students said: "The program teaches you how to be a successful museum professional, and the professors encourage and help you achieve your goals especially through the internship." "There are numerous opportunities to put knowledge from classes into practice with projects in working museums." It is expected that students enrolled in the program will hold at least a bachelor’s degree and be seriously committed to a career in museums, historical agencies, preservation organizations, or related institutions. Students from Anthropology, Art, Art History, Education, History, and Recreation, Park and Tourism all have informative content backgrounds for the program. A 3.0 grade point average is required for entrance.


Academic Backgrounds

Anthropology.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Historic Preservation and Conservation.
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