Museum Science & Management Program

MSM program

Master of Arts in Museum Science and Management

The Museum Science and Management Master’s Degree Program at The University of Tulsa provides both interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on experience designed to prepare future museum professionals in the areas of:

  • museum administration,
  • fiscal management,
  • collections care and research, and
  • museum education.

Students gain experience in using objects and collections in research, exhibition, publication, and educational programming, as well as a background in museum administration, leadership, and fundraising. Internships at regional or national cultural institutions provide practical experience for students in their selected area of specialization.

The staff of Gilcrease Museum and the faculty at TU collaborate to provide in-depth opportunities to specialize in the curation, care, and exhibition of American art, archaeology, ethnology, and archives. Museum Science and Managment and Graduate School staff will also mentor students in topics and issues related to professionalism and career development, such as:

  • helping students prepare resumes and cover letters;
  • joining professional organizations;
  • participating in appropriate regional or national meetings; and
  • becoming conversant in important contemporary issues related to museum work.