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Prospective Students

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Our museum science graduates are knowledgeable about a variety of museum and heritage related issues, possess extensive knowledge in areas of their choosing, and have professional skills, such as collections care, preventive conservation, and master planning.

Students major in either the museum science or heritage management track and may choose to minor in the other. Students also may pick a minor outside the Museum that complements their field of interest. Either a thesis or an internship is required for the major track.

Apply

To be accepted into the museum science graduate program, you must apply to the Texas Tech University Graduate School. All admission requirements and deadlines can be found here.

Additional Materials

Please complete and return the following forms:

For more information about the museum science graduate programs, contact Nicky Ladkin, graduate coordinator, at nicky.ladkin@ttu.edu or (806) 834-7261 or the Graduate School at graduate.admissions@ttu.edu

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Why Texas Tech?

Because the Museum of Texas Tech University is an unusual mix of fine arts and natural science, students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of museum and heritage operations. Students also are eligible for temporary, part-time employment in the Museum complex.

Students are encouraged to conduct research that contributes to museology and heritage. Each faculty member is a teacher, scholar and museum or heritage professional, giving students guidance, inspiration, and example. Faculty members are active national and international contributors in professional organizations concerned with training museum and heritage personnel and a variety of academic disciplines.

Degree Tracks

 

The curriculum consists of a series of core courses, a wide selection of elective courses, and a thesis or internship.

  • 45 hours of credit are required for graduation.
    • 27 credit hours in Museum Science courses forming the core curriculum
    • 12 credit hours of elective graduate level courses
    • 6 credit hours for the thesis or internship options

In addition to preparing students as generalists, students may elect to specialize in a particular subdivision:

  • Collections Management and Care
  • Curatorship
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • History
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Natural Science
  • Paleontology
  • Museology
  • Museum Management

Students work with a particular faculty member to specialize and tailor their elective courses to achieve a greater in-depth knowledge of the selected subdivision.

 

The curriculum consists of a series of core courses, a wide selection of elective courses, and a thesis or internship.

  • 45 hours of credit are required for graduation.
    • 27 credit hours in Heritage Management courses forming the core curriculum
    • 12 credit hours of elective graduate level courses
    • 6 credit hours for the thesis or internship options

In addition to preparing students as generalists, students may elect to specialize in a particular subdivision:

  • Heritage Planning and Administration
  • Heritage Resource Management Administration
  • Interpretation
  • Public Policy in Heritage Management
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Theory, Philosophy and Ethics of Heritage Management

Students work with a particular faculty member to specialize and tailor their elective courses to achieve a greater in-depth knowledge of the selected subdivision.