Jul 16, 2024  
2022-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Graduate Catalog

Applied History, Museum Studies Concentration, M.A.

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Shippensburg University’s graduate program in Applied History with a concentration in Museum Studies trains students for careers at museums and historic sites. Through classroom instruction, sessions held off-campus at area museums, and extensive hands-on work, students will gain professional training in museum theory and practices.  Other museum studies classes meet at the Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum, a campus museum with over 20,000 artifacts specializing in the history of historical textiles, clothing, costume, and popular culture.  Through coursework and hands-on activities, students gain expertise in the history, care, handling, storage, exhibition, and management of museum materials.  The combination of rigorous classroom instruction, hands-on training, and specialized museum internships produces skilled museum professionals with a rigorous historical training.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible to pursue a Master of Arts degree in applied history, you must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Present an official transcript showing at least a 2.75 cumulative quality point average for your undergraduate studies.

If you have less than a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate quality point average, you may be accepted following an interview and the submission of a 500-word Statement of Purpose in which you provide additional evidence of your interest in history, your potential as a graduate student, and your reasons for pursuing graduate studies.

Degree Requirements (30 crs.)

Restricted Electives (9 crs.)

Chosen within the following fields:

Museum Studies Concentration (9 crs.)

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