Program Introduction

Established in 2006 in the College of Continuing Studies, the Master of Arts in Museum Studies moved to the School of Library and Information Studies in 2023. From 2006 to 2023, the program graduated 368 students. The degree is 11 courses (33 credit hours) and is available fully online. This degree has a broad museum studies focus and students have the option of taking electives on public history topics. The University of Oklahoma's History Department also offers degrees with a public history focus. These history programs are on-campus, not online. The University of Oklahoma offers students the option to pursue dual master's degrees which allows students to complete two master's with fewer total hours than doing the degrees separately.

Degrees Offered

  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Historic Preservation
  • Library Science Program
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


MAs produced last year


Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

The degree has a required independent course from which students can select an internship, a project in a museum, or an original research project. The course is 3 credit hours. Students are required to find their own placements and these may include paid or unpaid internships.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

At museums and historic sites all over the US.