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Master of Arts (M.A.)

Museum Professions

Elevate your passion for cultural heritage with our Master's in Museum Professions, a program crafted for the evolving landscape of 21st-century museums. Our M.A. in Museum Professions program combines rigorous coursework with hands-on experience, aligning with the standards of the American Association of Museums and the International Council of Museums.

Cultivate Your Museum Career

  • Practical and Theoretical Foundation: Engage in a curriculum that weaves professional museum practices with research and technology.
  • Leadership and Innovation: Develop leadership qualities and creative problem-solving skills tailored for museum settings.
  • Ethics and Advocacy: Learn the value of ethical conduct, cultural diversity, and advocacy in preserving museum traditions. 

By The Numbers

  • 39 Credit Program
  • 4 Professional Track Options
  • 200 Hours of Internship Experience
  • 7 Seminar Abroad Locations
M.A. Museum Professions

What Great Minds Can Do
Katie Himics, M.A. '20

Katie Himics

What Great Minds Can Do
Katie Himics, M.A. '20


"Seton Hall has provided me with a well-rounded museum experience while also allowing me to delve deeper into what it means to be a museum educator."

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Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit the following materials:

International applicants are welcome.  Please review additional details for supplemental requirements. 


The M.A. in Museum Professions is a 39-credit, on-campus program designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in museums or related cultural institutions. Students complete an Internship and Master's Thesis and can choose from four advanced areas of study: Museum Education, Museum Registration, Museum Management, and Exhibition Development. The program offers courses in:

  • Anatomy of a Museum
  • History and Theory of Museums
  • Writing for Museums
  • Museum Technologies
  • Seminar Abroad
  • Internship
  • Master's Thesis

M.A., Museum Professions Program

An overview of the M.A., Museum Professions program in the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media at Seton Hall University.


From the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey, graduates of the Museums Professions program have found positions in museums and historic sites around the country.  A complete listing of current positions and locations can be found here »

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Our collaborative ethos is the hallmark of a Seton Hall education: an interdisciplinary approach to learning that grounds students firmly in their chosen discipline while expanding their perspectives through collaboration — setting them apart in their ability to lead in a variety of fields and solve pressing problems in society.

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