Students in our art history graduate program may pursue a museum studies concentration. In addition to earning a master’s degree in art history, you will take courses with curators and conservators from the region’s art institutions. During your studies you can gain experience handling art, hanging exhibitions and curating exhibits in our Vicki Myhren Gallery and Madden Museum. Classes taught on-site in Denver’s museums allow you to meet professionals from museum directors to collections managers and find a museum career that suits your skills and interests. Students in the museum studies concentration also conduct an individually-tailored internship in a regional or national art institution giving you hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

Alumni now hold positions at distinguished venues as curators, consultants, administrators, registrars, collection managers and museum educators.

Degree Requirements

Master's in Art History with Museum Studies Concentration

  • The master's in art history with a museum studies concentration consists of at least 56 credit hours, including 20 credits of museum studies courses. 
  • Non-coursework requirements include a qualifying examination, language requirement, a comprehensive examination and a master's research paper. 
  • MA degree students are required to write a research paper of publishable quality.

See the DU Graduate Bulletin for full program requirements.

In Motion exhibit, curated by SAAH students.

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