What will I learn?

On campus living is currently optional, but quarantine seems to have made this year’s freshman class less ready for off campus living. We want to make sure that they have a support system in place, which they will have in the dorms.

The MA in Museums, Heritage, and Public History joins theoretical and practical study at an advanced level to prepare students for careers in museums, heritage institutions, historic sites and societies, and related organizations. The program works closely with cultural resources in St Louis, particularly the city’s many museums and historic sites. We focus on community engagement, the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of material culture, interpreting and debating the past, new media and public education, and research in archival and material collections. Our graduates work in art museums, history museums, science centers, historic house museums, and other cultural institutions across the United States and internationally.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Conduct original historical research based on disciplinary protocols
Demonstrate competence in digital technologies utilized in the creation, presentation, and distribution of interpretive content
Assess contemporary activities in the field of museums, heritage, and public history with reference to best practices
Develop skills for communicating interpretive content effectively with public and professional audiences
Demonstrate skills to become a competent professional and ethical contributor to museum, heritage, and public history collaborative settings
Integrate community perspectives into professional museum, heritage, and public history products and activities.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (34 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,980.00 per year
Start date

22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,



63121, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade Point Average: An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale and minimum 3.0 in the major field of student. Applicants with a GPA under 3.0 may be considered under certain circumstances.

For international students

Successful applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree before beginning the master’s program.

Grade Point Average

Minimum of 3.2 on 4.0 scale

Proof of English proficiency

International students are required to document English proficiency by providing scores from an internationally accepted standardized examination before a decision is made on admission.

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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