A strong academic record and evidence of commitment to museums and related institutions are important factors in obtaining admission. Acceptances are made in the fall semester to the Program in Museum Studies.
A written statement of academic purpose is required. This should describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, educational objectives, and career goals. In addition, please include your intellectual and professional reasons for choosing your field of study and why your studies/research can best be done at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
The general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. Please do not send us GRE test scores. If you do, the scores will not be reviewed or considered by the department's Admissions Committee.
A writing sample is also required. It should be no more than 10 double-spaced pages. It may be excerpted from a term paper, essay, or other writing that illustrates the applicant's ability to present clearly a written argument on an academic or museum-related topic.
In addition, either the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all applicants who use English as a second language or who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English.