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About the Program

Georgetown University’s M.A. degree program in Art and Museum Studies brings the academic study of art museums together with museum practice. Through courses, individual research, and internships, students work closely with Georgetown art history faculty, curators, and other museum professionals in Washington DC, and with faculty specialists at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London or New York. The twelve-month course of study combines courses in museum studies and art history with internships at some of Washington’s premier art institutions. We examine the changing relationships between academic study of art and new configurations of museum display and interpretation. Such topics as the roles of museums in modern cultures, museum education programs and audiences, new technologies, collection management, curatorial work and the ethics of acquisition and display are discussed in classes and individual research projects. Our students take part in critical debates about art exhibition and interpretation.

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Degrees Offered Anchor

Degrees Offered

  • M.A.
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s How to Apply page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s How to Apply page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 100 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.5 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: January 15
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Degree Requirements Anchor

Degree Requirements

Complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credits

  • Fall semester at Georgetown — one required core course, two electives (art history and museum specializations) and an internship (12 credits)
  • Spring semester at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London or New York — one intensive course in a selected area of concentration (12 credits)
  • Summer semester — full-time internship at a museum or other approved institution anywhere, culminating in a capstone workshop at Georgetown (6 credits)

This schedule allows completion of the degree in 12 months.  Other options – including the spring semester at Georgetown, or taking fewer courses in a given term – may be approved by the program director.

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Connect with Us

Program Contact: gradamus@georgetown.edu

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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