MA in Museum and Exhibition Studies
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Details can be found at http://artandarthistory.uic.edu/content/school-art-art-history-graduate-admissions. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field No restrictions.
- Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
- Tests Required The GRE is not required for application to the Museum and Exhibition Studies program.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL 650 (paper-based); 95, with subscores of Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 24, and Writing 22 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
- IELTS 7.0, with subscores of 6.5 for all four subscores, OR,
- PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
- Letters of Recommendation Three required from faculty members or others familiar with the applicant’s education, ability, and experience.
- Personal Statement Applicants must submit a statement of purpose no more than 500 words in length.
- Writing Sample Applicants must submit a writing sample of 4–6 pages (1,000–1,500 words).
- Interview Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview after completing the online application.
- Resume Required.
- Application Deadlines Application deadlines for this program are listed on the Graduate College website at http://grad.uic.edu/deadlines.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 52.
- Course Work
|Required Courses (24 hours)|
|Writing for Exhibitions|
|Public Engagement in Museums|
|Museum Genres, Practices and Institutions|
|Supervised Internship in Museum and Exhibition Studies|
20 hours chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor
- Comprehensive Examination Not required.
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Thesis, project, or course work (exhibition) only. No other options are available. Students may choose one of the following:
- Thesis: Must take at least 8 hours in thesis research (AH 598). No more than 8 hours of AH 598 can be applied toward the degree.
- Project: Must take at least 8 hours of project (AH 597). No more than 8 hours of AH 597 can be applied toward the degree.
- Course Work Only (two papers): Students must submit two substantial papers written in conjunction with core or elective graduate courses. Register for AH 590 for 0 hours.