MA in Museum Education

Are you intrigued by the idea of developing museum programs for a wide range of visitors of different ages, backgrounds and knowledge levels? No matter what your undergraduate degree is – arts, history, science – an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts can help you reach your goals.

At the University of the Arts, you'll learn what it takes to be a museum professional directly from museum professionals. Coursework covers virtually every type of museum: art, history, physical sciences, archaeology, anthropology and children's, and every function within a museum, from teacher and student programs, docent training and programs for adults, to print and media materials, budgeting, grant-writing and project management.

Students have countless opportunities to apply the theories they learn in the culturally rich Philadelphia region's wide range of museums and galleries, through internships – at places like the Fabric Workshop and Museum – that let them participate in the daily activities of the museum while also creating their own projects. From art museums of all sizes to science centers, natural history collections, historic houses, an archaeology museum and even a Victorian natural history museum, Philadelphia’s museum scene offers boundless avenues for collaboration.

To learn more, contact Helen M. Shannon, director, MA in Museum Education program, at

Ellen Owens MA ’06 (Museum Education)

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