College of Arts & Sciences

Admissions to the MA in Museum Professions

The master's degree program in Museum Professions accepts full-time, part-time, dual degree, and non-matriculating students on a rolling basis for both the fall and spring semesters.

For students applying as full- or part-time students, admission to the program is open to those with a baccalaureate degree in a field related to museums, such as art history, history, anthropology, archaeology, or biology. Students who have majored in other fields must have completed 4 undergraduate courses in a museum-related area. If they have not, these undergraduate courses may be taken while at Seton Hall University.

A complete application package consists of:

  • Completed application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (the GRE requirement may be waived if the applicant's baccalaureate degree was attained five or more years ago)
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges and universities
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee

All applicants are required to have an interview with the Program Director or a full-time faculty member, either on campus or by phone. Applicants will be contacted to set up this interview once the application package is complete.  We offer rolling admission but the ultimate deadline for submitting applications is July 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring. Individuals interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should apply by April 30.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.  Some museum experience, on a paid or volunteer basis, is desired. 

Dual Degree Applicants

Non-Matriculating Applicants

You may also visit our campus to learn more about the program.

Financial Aid Information

Click here for a summary of the loan options and graduate assistant-ships that are available for graduate students.

G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
Eligible veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a considerable contribution toward their tuition from the Veterans Administration and Seton Hall University. To learn more about this program and the eligibility requirements go to the GI Bill Website or contact Garland Foster, a financial aid representative, at garland.foster@shu.edu or (973) 275-2597.

Director of Graduate Studies
Petra Chu, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9460
petra.chu@shu.edu
Art Center, 205

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