Master of Arts in Museum Studies

    Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) students attend classes in Cooperstown, a village 25 miles northeast of Oneonta and have full access to the resources and facilities of the College.  Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,  The Glimmerglass Festival, The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum and a research library.  Located on Otsego Lake and in a state-of-the-art building, the nationally recognized museum studies program makes use of the entire community and its natural environment as our classroom. Blending hands-on practical experiences with field trips, internships, and a rigorous academic program, the Cooperstown Graduate Program has an excellent track record of successful employment for graduates.  More than 900 alumni have attained prominence in museums and related fields as directors, educators, curators, and programming specialists. View employment placements of our recent graduates

    CGP Community Stories presents the diverse stories of the residents of central New York State. A project of the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta) and the New York State Historical Association, CGP Community Stories serves the community as a dynamic tool for researchers and a record of significant changes in the rural areas of New York State. With oral histories available in digital audio format, visitors to the website can explore themes central to the lives of the people who live and work in the agricultural heartland of the state.

     

    Degree Requirements History Track:

    Required Courses:
        HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums 
        HMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 
        HMUS 502 Museum Administration 
        HMUS 503 Introduction to Museum Education
        HMUS 510 Professional Seminar
        HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 
        HMUS 520 Research and Field Work 
        HMUS 521 Material and Culture Methods 
        HMUS 580 Internship I
        Total: 24 s.h.

    Research Courses (choose two): 
        ARTC 545 African American Art
        HISC 545 Landscapes, Cultures and the Environment
        HMUS 512 Historic Preservation
        HMUS 530 American Material Culture Gender & Domesticity 
        HMUS 531 American Culture and Modernism/Anti Modernism
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        Total: 6 s.h.

    Diversity Course (choose one):
        ARTC 545 African American Art
        HISC 530 Identity and Activism
        HISC 531 Migration and Community
        HISC 570 History of the American City
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        HMUS 534 Cultural Encounters
        HMUS 535 Design for Accessibility
        HMUS 542 Boards & Governance
        Total: 3 s.h.

        Electives: 18-19 s.h.

        Required Total: 48 s.h.

    Degree Requirements Science Track:

    Required Courses:
        HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums 
        SMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 
        HMUS 502 Museum Administration 
        SMUS 600 Science Learning
        HMUS 510 Professional Seminar
        HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 
        SMUS 525 Science & Society 
        SMUS 575 Science Museum Methods 
        SMUS 580 Internship I
        Total: 22 s.h.

    Research Courses: 
        SMUS 690 Research I
        SMUS 695 Research II
        Total: 6 s.h.

    Diversity Course (choose one):
        HISC 530 Identity and Activism
        HISC 531 Migration and Community
        HISC 545 Landscape Culture and the Environment
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        HMUS 535 Design for Accessibility
        HMUS 542 Boards & Governance
        Total: 3 s.h.

        Electives: 18-19 s.h.

     

        Required Total: 48 s.h.

    Admission Requirements: 

    All students applying for admission to degree status are required to submit:

    • A completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
    • Evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a functionally related area.
    • Official scores from the GRE General Test. Have test scores sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies [Code R-2542]
    • Two letters of recommendation. Ideally, one will be from a college faculty member who can attest to your ability to complete an M.A. program and one will be from a supervisor or individual qualified to evaluate relevant work experience.
    • Additional supplemental information as required within the online application. 
    • Application Deadline: January 10
    • Fall Admission Only.

    APPLY ONLINE

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

    Cooperstown Graduate Program Tour

    A Sneek Peek Into a Week CGP

    Visit Our Social Pages

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    Key Dates & Deadlines

    Fall
    Spring

    Forms

    Click here for a complete list of Graduate forms.

    Graduate Studies Office
    Ph: 800-SUNY-123 x2523
    or (607) 436-2523
    Fax: (607) 436-3084
    gradstudies@oneonta.edu

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    Master of Arts in Museum Studies

    • Students at the Cooperstown Graduate Program meet with Professor Cindy Falk to discuss plans for a training on museum collections
    • Museum Studies students with Dr. Gretchen Sorin at the Cooperstown Graduate Program 

    Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) students attend classes in Cooperstown, a village 25 miles northeast of Oneonta and have full access to the resources and facilities of the College.  Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,  The Glimmerglass Festival, The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum and a research library.  Located on Otsego Lake and in a state-of-the-art building, the nationally recognized museum studies program makes use of the entire community and its natural environment as our classroom. Blending hands-on practical experiences with field trips, internships, and a rigorous academic program, the Cooperstown Graduate Program has an excellent track record of successful employment for graduates.  More than 900 alumni have attained prominence in museums and related fields as directors, educators, curators, and programming specialists. View employment placements of our recent graduates

    CGP Community Stories presents the diverse stories of the residents of central New York State. A project of the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta) and the New York State Historical Association, CGP Community Stories serves the community as a dynamic tool for researchers and a record of significant changes in the rural areas of New York State. With oral histories available in digital audio format, visitors to the website can explore themes central to the lives of the people who live and work in the agricultural heartland of the state.

     

    Degree Requirements History Track:

    Required Courses:
        HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums 
        HMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 
        HMUS 502 Museum Administration 
        HMUS 503 Introduction to Museum Education
        HMUS 510 Professional Seminar
        HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 
        HMUS 520 Research and Field Work 
        HMUS 521 Material and Culture Methods 
        HMUS 580 Internship I
        Total: 24 s.h.

    Research Courses (choose two): 
        ARTC 545 African American Art
        HISC 545 Landscapes, Cultures and the Environment
        HMUS 512 Historic Preservation
        HMUS 530 American Material Culture Gender & Domesticity 
        HMUS 531 American Culture and Modernism/Anti Modernism
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        Total: 6 s.h.

    Diversity Course (choose one):
        ARTC 545 African American Art
        HISC 530 Identity and Activism
        HISC 531 Migration and Community
        HISC 570 History of the American City
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        HMUS 534 Cultural Encounters
        HMUS 535 Design for Accessibility
        HMUS 542 Boards & Governance
        Total: 3 s.h.

        Electives: 18-19 s.h.

        Required Total: 48 s.h.

    Degree Requirements Science Track:

    Required Courses:
        HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums 
        SMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 
        HMUS 502 Museum Administration 
        SMUS 600 Science Learning
        HMUS 510 Professional Seminar
        HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 
        SMUS 525 Science & Society 
        SMUS 575 Science Museum Methods 
        SMUS 580 Internship I
        Total: 22 s.h.

    Research Courses: 
        SMUS 690 Research I
        SMUS 695 Research II
        Total: 6 s.h.

    Diversity Course (choose one):
        HISC 530 Identity and Activism
        HISC 531 Migration and Community
        HISC 545 Landscape Culture and the Environment
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        HMUS 535 Design for Accessibility
        HMUS 542 Boards & Governance
        Total: 3 s.h.

        Electives: 18-19 s.h.

     

        Required Total: 48 s.h.

    Admission Requirements: 

    All students applying for admission to degree status are required to submit:

    • A completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
    • Evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a functionally related area.
    • Official scores from the GRE General Test. Have test scores sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies [Code R-2542]
    • Two letters of recommendation. Ideally, one will be from a college faculty member who can attest to your ability to complete an M.A. program and one will be from a supervisor or individual qualified to evaluate relevant work experience.
    • Additional supplemental information as required within the online application. 
    • Application Deadline: January 10
    • Fall Admission Only.

    APPLY ONLINE

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

    Cooperstown Graduate Program Tour

    A Sneek Peek Into a Week CGP

    Visit Our Social Pages

    Facebook Twitter YouTube

    Key Dates & Deadlines

    Fall
    Spring

    Forms

    Click here for a complete list of Graduate forms.

    Graduate Studies Office
    Ph: 800-SUNY-123 x2523
    or (607) 436-2523
    Fax: (607) 436-3084
    gradstudies@oneonta.edu

    Master of Arts in Museum Studies

    • Students at the Cooperstown Graduate Program meet with Professor Cindy Falk to discuss plans for a training on museum collections
    • Museum Studies students with Dr. Gretchen Sorin at the Cooperstown Graduate Program 

    Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) students attend classes in Cooperstown, a village 25 miles northeast of Oneonta and have full access to the resources and facilities of the College.  Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,  The Glimmerglass Festival, The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum and a research library.  Located on Otsego Lake and in a state-of-the-art building, the nationally recognized museum studies program makes use of the entire community and its natural environment as our classroom. Blending hands-on practical experiences with field trips, internships, and a rigorous academic program, the Cooperstown Graduate Program has an excellent track record of successful employment for graduates.  More than 900 alumni have attained prominence in museums and related fields as directors, educators, curators, and programming specialists. View employment placements of our recent graduates

    CGP Community Stories presents the diverse stories of the residents of central New York State. A project of the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY Oneonta) and the New York State Historical Association, CGP Community Stories serves the community as a dynamic tool for researchers and a record of significant changes in the rural areas of New York State. With oral histories available in digital audio format, visitors to the website can explore themes central to the lives of the people who live and work in the agricultural heartland of the state.

     

    Degree Requirements History Track:

    Required Courses:
        HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums 
        HMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 
        HMUS 502 Museum Administration 
        HMUS 503 Introduction to Museum Education
        HMUS 510 Professional Seminar
        HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 
        HMUS 520 Research and Field Work 
        HMUS 521 Material and Culture Methods 
        HMUS 580 Internship I
        Total: 24 s.h.

    Research Courses (choose two): 
        ARTC 545 African American Art
        HISC 545 Landscapes, Cultures and the Environment
        HMUS 512 Historic Preservation
        HMUS 530 American Material Culture Gender & Domesticity 
        HMUS 531 American Culture and Modernism/Anti Modernism
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        Total: 6 s.h.

    Diversity Course (choose one):
        ARTC 545 African American Art
        HISC 530 Identity and Activism
        HISC 531 Migration and Community
        HISC 570 History of the American City
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        HMUS 534 Cultural Encounters
        HMUS 535 Design for Accessibility
        HMUS 542 Boards & Governance
        Total: 3 s.h.

        Electives: 18-19 s.h.

        Required Total: 48 s.h.

    Degree Requirements Science Track:

    Required Courses:
        HMUS 500 Introduction to Museums 
        SMUS 501 Collections Care & Management 
        HMUS 502 Museum Administration 
        SMUS 600 Science Learning
        HMUS 510 Professional Seminar
        HMUS 515 Museum Project Management 
        SMUS 525 Science & Society 
        SMUS 575 Science Museum Methods 
        SMUS 580 Internship I
        Total: 22 s.h.

    Research Courses: 
        SMUS 690 Research I
        SMUS 695 Research II
        Total: 6 s.h.

    Diversity Course (choose one):
        HISC 530 Identity and Activism
        HISC 531 Migration and Community
        HISC 545 Landscape Culture and the Environment
        HMUS 525 Civil Rights History  
        HMUS 535 Design for Accessibility
        HMUS 542 Boards & Governance
        Total: 3 s.h.

        Electives: 18-19 s.h.

     

        Required Total: 48 s.h.

    Admission Requirements: 

    All students applying for admission to degree status are required to submit:

    • A completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
    • Evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a functionally related area.
    • Official scores from the GRE General Test. Have test scores sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies [Code R-2542]
    • Two letters of recommendation. Ideally, one will be from a college faculty member who can attest to your ability to complete an M.A. program and one will be from a supervisor or individual qualified to evaluate relevant work experience.
    • Additional supplemental information as required within the online application. 
    • Application Deadline: January 10
    • Fall Admission Only.

    APPLY ONLINE

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

    Cooperstown Graduate Program Tour

    A Sneek Peek Into a Week CGP

    Visit Our Social Pages

    Facebook Twitter YouTube

    Key Dates & Deadlines

    Fall
    Spring

    Forms

    Click here for a complete list of Graduate forms.

    Graduate Studies Office
    Ph: 800-SUNY-123 x2523
    or (607) 436-2523
    Fax: (607) 436-3084
    gradstudies@oneonta.edu

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