The Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS) MA is designed for both those who wish to study museum practice and cultural heritage as an academic subject and those who seek careers in museums or other cultural heritage agencies. For incoming graduate students with a BA in Art History or a related field, we offer a 2-year MA with opportunities for extensive internship experience and sustained research. For incoming and current FSU undergraduates, we also offer a 4+1 Combined BA/MA degree program, in which academically talented students may earn both degrees in a condensed time span.
2-Year MA in MCHS
4+1 BA/MA in MCHS
This program is available to incoming graduate students with a BA in Art History or a related field and reading knowledge of one foreign language. The program consists of 30 credit hours of coursework and 12 hours of internship including a capstone project.
This combined degree pathway allows exceptional FSU students to complete both a BA and an MA degree in five years. Students who choose this path enroll in courses that count toward both degrees during their senior year, and complete their graduate work in the 5th year.
|See the 2-Year MA Program Information page for details about admissions and course requirements.||See the 4+1 Pathway Information page for details about admissions and course requirements.|
The goal of MCHS is to provide students with the research and analytical skills required of museum professionals as well as a solid academic foundation for advanced study in the history of art. The program combines Art History coursework and hands-on museum experience. Interdisciplinary courses explore the various ways in which people represent, value and use the past, and how this past is taught, disseminated and publicly debated. Extended internships provide professional experience in real world situations. We work closely with FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Ringling Museum of Art, other local and regional art institutions, and government agencies such as the Southeastern Archaeological Center, the Bureau of Archaeological Research, the Museum of Florida History, and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.