Program Introduction

Established 1964, the Cooperstown Graduate Program admits sixteen to eighteen students each year. The program offers an MA in History Museum Studies. There are over nine hundred CGP alumni.

Degrees Offered

  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

January 10

Internship Requirements

Required. Students find internships with assistance from the faculty. The Program Director oversees the internships.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Boston Children’s Museum
• Field Museum
• National Baseball Hall of Fame
• Strawberry Banke
• Newark Museum
• New York Public Library
• Museums of Old York
• Sam K. Fox Museum (Alaska)
• Marine Corps Museum
• The Farmers’ Museum
• The Fenimore Art Museum
• Brick Store Museum
• Hyde Hall

Job Placement Assistance

Faculty provide extensive employment counseling for students. Additionally, the program employs a full-time alumni coordinator who actively cultivates relationships between current students and alumni.

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

• The National Baseball Hall of Fame
• The Paul Revere House
• Fort Pitt
• The Field Museum
• The Morgan Library
• The Farmers’ Museum
• The New York State Historical Association
• The New York City Transit Museum
• The New York Yankees Museum
• The Durham Museum
• The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
• Hanford Mills Museum
• Charlotte Museum of History
• Ohio Historical Society
• Georgia O’Keefe Museum