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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : Museum Science

Program Description

The Museum Science Master of Arts Program offers two tracks: Museum Science and Heritage Management. Students major in one track and may choose to minor in the other. Either a thesis or an internship is required for the major track. Museum Science is the study of museums and their role in society. The Museum Science track emphasizes thorough preparation in the broad spectrum of museum theory and practice. It offers classroom instruction in a working museum setting, allowing theory to be applied in practice first-hand. Museum Science graduates have a comprehensive background in the museum field, preparing them as generalists. In addition, students may elect to become specialized in a number of museum sub-disciplines including collections management, exhibitions and interpretation, museology, museum management and administration, and curatorship in anthropology, art, history, and the natural sciences. Heritage Management is the study of cultural and natural heritage for the benefit of contemporary societal well-being and economic health. This track offers both theoretical and practical coursework designed to prepare graduates to be leaders in the heritage management field. Students may emphasize areas of special interest in the heritage industry such as administration, planning, interpretation, education, and resource utilization. Heritage Management graduates are prepared to promote the values of local to international heritage resources, encourage preservation and stewardship of heritage, advocate public service, and direct educational programing designed to derive maximum advantage from innovative technology to safeguard cultural identity and biodiversity. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information and program application materials.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 45
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 45
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Museum Science home page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/museum_science.php
Interdisciplinary Studies home page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/index.php
Museum/Academic programs home page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Nicky Ladkin
E-mail: nicky.ladkin@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-7261

Department Contact Information

Department Address3301 4th Street
M.S. Box 43191
Texas 79409-3191
Phone Number 806-834-7261
Fax Number 806-742-1136
Department Website https://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/GradInterdisc.php#Museum

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 2

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Letters of reference from persons knowledgeable of the students academic and professional abilities are desired and will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: The completed Career Summary Statement with Statement of Purpose serves as the writing sample. An additional writing sample is not required.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Requirements include: two recommendation evaluations and letters, CV/Resume, and the completed Career Summary Statement with Statement of Purpose (motivation for study). Other information that admission and scholarship committees may consider is work commitment, demonstrated commitment to a particular field of work or study, and community involvement.

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: No

Previous Work Instructions: Any additional information that can assist with assessing qualifications is welcomed and should be sent directly to the Graduate Program Coordinator.

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
June 01November 01Not Accepted Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 15July 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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