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2012-2013 University Catalogue 
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Museum Communication, Master of Arts

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Polly McKenna-Cress \ \ 217.717.6328
Chairperson, Museum Studies

Joseph Gonzales \ \ 215.717.6640
Director, Museum Communication


Full-time Museum Communication students undertake a three-semester course of study and a six to eight week (240 hours) summer internship. Students participate in lectures, seminars, workshops, and study visits to museums, historic sites, galleries, and government cultural agencies. Visiting scholars and museum professionals are invited to give lectures and hold discussions groups on aspects of museum practice. Interdepartmental coursework, workshops, seminars, and interdisciplinary special projects supplement the program’s curriculum. Students conclude their degree program through the submission of a written thesis and thesis defense.

Program Requirements (45 credits)

Elective Courses: 6 credits

  • Complete 6 credits of graduate level elective coursework. This requirement is satisfied by 500, 600, or 700 level courses.  Three credits of elective courses may be outside Museum Communication.