Museum Studies Graduate Requirements & Course Sequence

Graduation Requirements

Museum Studies students must maintain a 3.0 in the program, complete 36 credit hours, including all mandatory classes, and submit a Master’s Thesis or Project.

Suggested Course Sequence

FIRST SEMESTER (FALL)

Course No. and Title    Credit Hours 
 MUSE 501 (Introduction to Museology)    3
 MUSE 507 (Writing for Research in Museums)    3
 MUSE 610 (Museum Education)    3
  TOTAL   9

SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING)

Course No. and Title    Credit Hours 
MUSE 505 (Museums and Communities)         3     
MUSE 504 (Collections Management)                    3
MUSE 620 (Exhibition Design)   
MUSE 635 (History of World Art)   
MUSE 640 (History of Art of the African Diaspora)   
MUSE 655 (Topical Studies in African Art   
MUSE 660 (International Museums and Cultures)   
  TOTAL      21

SUMMER SESSION

Course No. and Title    Credit Hours 
MUSE 625A (Internship in Museum Work                                        3      
 MUSE 690 (Independent Research      3
  TOTAL      6 

THIRD SEMESTER (FALL)

Course No. and Title   Credit Hours 
MUSE 615 (Museum Curatorship)         3      
or MUSE 625B (Internship in Museum Work)  
 MUSE 650 (Museum Governance and Administration)    
 MUSE 700A (Master's Project) (Option 1)  
or MUSE 705A (Master's Thesis) (Option 2)   
  TOTAL 

FOURTH SEMESTER (SPRING)

Course No. and Title     Credit Hours
MUSE 700B (Master's Project, second semester, if needed   
or MUSE 705B (Master's Thesis, second semester, if needed   
  TOTAL  3 

Total: 36 Credit Hours


DID YOU KNOW?

It is estimated that SUNO has the largest, most significant authenticated African and African-American art collection in the entire Southern region. Artifacts from this collection have been borrowed for study and display by major museums in Louisiana and other states.