Critical Museum Studies MA

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Art offers an MA in Critical Museum Studies; a two-year, 36-credit program of study conceived according to a more traditional pedagogical model, with a broad distribution of courses across a wide geographical and chronological span. Less modern and contemporary in focus than our visual studies degrees, the MA in Critical Museum Studies is ideal either as a stepping-stone to a doctoral program in art history or as a credential degree for a museum/gallery career. Learn how this degree will prepare you for employment.

Program Contact

Maria Portera
380 Academic Center
Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 716-645-6242
Fax: 716-645-3808

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 36 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.