The Museum Science Track offers study in the degree program Master of Arts in Museum Science. The program emphasizes thorough preparation in the broad spectrum of museum theory and practice. It is one of the few study programs offering classroom instruction coupled with a working museum setting, allowing theory to be applied in practice first-hand.Graduates from the program have a comprehensive background in museum studies, preparing them as generalists. In addition, students may elect to become specialized in a number of museum sub-disciplines including collection management; exhibitions and interpretation; museology; museum management and administration; and, curatorship in anthropology, art, history, or the natural sciences.
A student majoring in the program must take at least 24 hours from the Museum Science core curriculum, a minimum of 15 hours of elective graduate-level courses, plus 6 hours of thesis, internship, or special project. A total of 45 credit hours of graduate-level work is required for graduation.
Internships are normally executed at approved museums and facilities other than the Museum of TTU, to broaden the student's academic and training base.
The Graduate School Catalog has a description of the Museum Science Program: its classes, the admission requirements, and the graduation requirements. The Graduate Catalog does not link back to this page, so please bookmark or use the back arrow to return. The following applications need to be filed to be admitted to the program: Graduate School Website.
For more information about the program, please call, write, fax, or email to the following addresses or numbers:
Museum Science Program
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-3191Tel: 806.742.2442