Program Introduction

Established in 2007, the Museum Studies Specialization within the MA in History at Cleveland State University admits four to six students each year. The Department of History also offers a Certificate in Museum Studies, in addition to the traditional MA in History and MA in History with Art History Specialization.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in History
  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Tuition Waiver Grants

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

The Intern’s Supervisor at the sponsoring institution evaluates the student’s work contribution. The Coordinator of History Internships evaluates the intern’s submitted exit essay, supporting documentation, and evaluation letter from the internship supervisor.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Akron Art Museum
• Cleveland Museum of Art
• Cleveland Sculpture Center
• International Women’s Air and Space Museum
• James A. Garfield National Historic Site (National Park Service)
• Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
• Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
• Summit County Historical Society
• Western Reserve Historical Society

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• International Women’s Air and Space Museum
• SPACES Gallery
• Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
• Western Reserve Historical Society