Museum Studies (M.A.)

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

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. 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 and Admissions Requirements

Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) Website

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